This pretty hand forged sword is made by the master smiths at Windlass Steelcrafts. It includes a lightning quick rapier blade made of 1065 high carbon steel tempered to a tough spring. The entire tang is surrounded by an ornate hilt of blackened steel. The comfortable grip is wood covered in black leather. The rope motif at the parts hearkens back to the times of rigging, marauding ships and adventure. Includes matching scabbard with skull and crossbones motif at the metal foot. Best possible for a captain of scalawags that has only a hint of nobility in him. Start your collection with this amazing sword or complete your swashbuckler outfit in an reasonably priced way that does not compromise on quality. Wood Grip is Covered in Black Leather and is Surrounded by an Ornate Hilt of Blackened Steel
Blackened 1065 high carbon steel
Matching Scabbard with Skull and Crossbones Motif Included
Price QualityHarkonIt's a fantasy blade, based on an early rapier. It's black, stylish and moody. It's light and fast to handle with good balance. Any Rogue worth his salt would be proud to wield it. The quality is better than it looks. The price is good value over all.
Price QualityThomasThis sword is light and maneuverable as you would expect a rapier to be. It is not as elaborate in design as other rapiers and is not based on any particular historical style but it is still a good looking sword, especially being all black. Used as a thrusting sword you will find putting an edge on it very difficult, except on the tip. This is due to the way Windlass have made the sword, with the blade being thin in keeping with the overall style.
The sword is only really let down by the scabbard, which has a plastic mouth to help hold the blade in. But this then runs along the blade when you draw it and it rattles when you shake it. It does keep the sword secure in the scabbard though.
Overall, for the price the sword is definitely worth the money as it is something a bit different from the other rapier and small swords on offer.
This sword used to come with a sharpening service, which I asked for. However when I received it, while an attempt had been made to sharpen it, the sword remained blunt. I contacted Southern Swords and they refunded the sharpening cost without issue in less than 2 days. This is excellent service and much appreciated.