Arms and Armor

Bavarian Rapier

Overall Length: 46.5 inches
Blade Length: 40 inches
Point of Balance: 6 inches from quillion block
Center of Percussion: 25 inches from quillion block
Weight: 2.7 lbs
Pommel type: N/A
Cross type: N/A
Blade type: N/A

Performance Review: This sword is almost exclusively a thrusting sword. It is weighted such that it is not very agile on the cut. However it is very accurate on the thrust, and penetrates targets cleanly. Do not buy this sword if you want to swashbuckle like Errol Flynn, this sword was designed for a specific purpose and slashing about is not it.

Appearance: This piece as with most A&A work is really a world apart in the aesthetics department. The pommel is faceted and cleanly executed. The guard is also well formed. The wire wrapped handle is tight and there are no visible grind marks on the blade.