A sword is a tool designed to inflict pain or death on a fellow human.
Often spiritualised and glorified, they also serve as a physical metaphor for humanity’s eternal, savage thirst for destruction.
n00b’s guide to swords. :)
For those of you who don’t speak rapier…
Ribbed Shell Rapier Companion Dagger
Designed to complement the Cold Steel Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier, the Parrying Dagger offers a long, double edged blade with a stiff, diamond cross section and is fully sharpened, which makes it ideal for delivering a lethal thrust.
In addition to that, it also sports twin, upturned quillons that are expertly angled to catch, trap, and immobilize an opponent’s blade. The handle of our dagger is styled to match the correspondingly larger Rapier with its similar wood, ray skin and wire grip, and heavy ribbed pommel.
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A rapier and a main guache. This is what dual-wielding was at it’s most effective- light, fast, lethal.
This has become popular, so for those particularly interested, Florentine fencing involves this kind of set up.