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My Christmas present arrived in time for my birthday (2008). This is a functional replica of a swept hilt rapier . Used for practicing Historical European Martial Arts. This one was custom made for me by Scott Wilson at Darkwood Armory. It is my design based on two historical examples (with valuable input from Scott). I was looking for a design I liked that would provide good hand protection when blocking cuts.

My Christmas present arrived in time for my birthday (2008). This is a functional replica of a swept hilt rapier . Used for practicing Historical European Martial Arts. This one was custom made for me by Scott Wilson at Darkwood Armory. It is my design based on two historical examples (with valuable input from Scott). I was looking for a design I liked that would provide good hand protection when blocking cuts.

Darkwood Armory Aluminium Prods

Darkwood Armory Aluminium Prods

Ring Hilt with Shell Plates : Darkwood Armory, your source for historical fencing

Ring Hilt with Shell Plates : Darkwood Armory, your source for historical fencing

Darkwood Armory, your source for historical fencing

Darkwood Armory, your source for historical fencing

A quiver I made, fairly period correct, worn by its buyer, on a belt made by Darkwood Armory.

A quiver I made, fairly period correct, worn by its buyer, on a belt made by Darkwood Armory.

Spanish Destreza Training Sword from Darkwood Armory (Scott).  This might be a more affordable, smarter option for our stage combat swords... won't break under sword to sword use. $285 each and look good for 16th and 17th century soldier class weaponry.

Spanish Destreza Training Sword from Darkwood Armory (Scott). This might be a more affordable, smarter option for our stage combat swords... won't break under sword to sword use. $285 each and look good for 16th and 17th century soldier class weaponry.

Pappenheimer III - ring-n-ring piercework : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

Pappenheimer III - ring-n-ring piercework : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

Pierced Sail Dagger : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

Pierced Sail Dagger : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

Pierced Sail Dagger : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

Pierced Sail Dagger : Darkwood Armory!, Art in steel

A broad sword and parrying dagger in the borders style, circa 1590. (Scott Wilson of Darkwood Armory)

A broad sword and parrying dagger in the borders style, circa 1590. (Scott Wilson of Darkwood Armory)

The Darkwood Armory Practice Rapier blade has set the standard for the practitioners of rapier fencing throughout the United States and much of the world. The first Practice Rapier was designed by US...

The Darkwood Armory Practice Rapier blade has set the standard for the practitioners of rapier fencing throughout the United States and much of the world. The first Practice Rapier was designed by US...