My Swept Hilt Rapier
This is a functional replica of a swept hilt rapier . Used for practicing Historical European Martial Arts. This one has a Darkwood Armory hilt and pommel, vintage wire wrapped grip and Del Tin blade. The blade came from Albion's "moat sale" . The tang was not threaded. It took a bit of work to modify the grip, thread the tang and get it all assembeled. I'm pleased with the aesthetics, balance and handling but it does not afford as much hand protection as I would like when blocking cuts.