When it comes to fencing swords, there is much to keep in mind and take into consideration before purchasing. There are various types of swords for fencing and each has its own unique characteristics that make it suitable for the sport. However, not just people who train in the fencing sport should have a suitable sword. There are also many collectors who can add the various historical based models to their sword collection and there are also many battle reenactments that involve fencing swords.
The rapier swords are one kind of fencing sword and are most notable for their elaborate hilt that also serves as a hand protector. All rapiers are lightweight and easy to handle so they make great fencing swords. A battle ready rapier with a blade of high carbon steel can be used in professional fencing competitions and also for historical reenactments. There are also many replicas of rapiers that are on display in various historical museums and showplaces and such a sword makes a great piece to put on display.
Below are just a few of the Rapier swords that you can add to your sword collection:
The Bone handled swept hilt rapier is a beautiful rapier replica designed by Paul Chen. If you are looking for a quality rapier sword, this is one rapier you might want to take a look at. There is also the simple but very high quality Hanwei swept hilt rapier. Of course these are just a few of the rapier sword you can collect or use as a fencing weapon.
Both collectors and fencing experts will also be able to appreciate the saber. This type of fencing sword is usually long, but only weighs a little over a pound which makes it easy to handle even for young people. The blade itself is very thin and just like a rapier it also has a hand guard, just that the hilt is not that eye-catching.
Generally speaking, those that want to own fencing swords to put on display or complete a collection of historical items from a certain era should stick to the more exquisite, handcrafted weapons. If the fencing swords are replicas of famous models then a certificate of authenticity should be included and the weapon put in a safe place for display.
Those competing in fencing competitions, whether modern or as part of a reenactment should purchase fencing swords that are specifically suitable for this purpose. They must have sharpened blades of high carbon steel and have the proper kind of handle that is easily held. The balance is also important, as well as the length and total weight of the weapon. The small sword is a great fencing weapon that is actually very effective. If you are looking for a quality small sword, there is the Cold steel small sword replica that is both beautiful and deadly effective.