En Garde! Pierce deeper with the 3 foot reach of this exquisite Renaissance Rapier, the perfect sword for fencing and sparring across great distances. Providing protection for the bearer's hand, the elaborate, spiral-inspired knuckle guard and deluxe three-branch also add a touch of style. A rubber handle with metal wire wrapping makes the sword very comfortable to use and provides a better grip. As the successful Reconquista ushered in an age of prosperity for Spain, the bountiful mines around Toledo gave rise to the finest sword smiths (known as espaderos) in Renaissance Europe. Inspired by the exquisite, hand-crafted designs of the regions most noted artisans such as Tomas de Ayala, official sword maker of Phillip II, this swept hilt rapier is a beautiful re-creation of the weapons brandished by the most noble gentlemen in the Mediterranean domains of the Spanish Hapsburgs. From Spain itself (the Spanish Espada) to Naples and Milan (the Italian Spada), these elegant blades were renown throughout the 16th-17th Centuries making these authentic replicas perfect for collectors, enthusiasts and stage use!
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