Smallsword - Knucklebow

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  • Regular price $305.00

Made-to-order: Build time of 12+ weeks*

The smallsword, or court sword, is a light one-handed weapon designed for thrusting which evolved out of the longer and heavier rapier of the late Renaissance period. Our smallsword in an excellently balanced workhorse. Lightweight, nimble, and exceedingly durable, it will feel like an extension of your arm. Perfectly suitable for even the most strenuous stage combat techniques. Though we design for theatrical purposes, many of our customers also use our smallswords for historical fencing and HEMA!

• High carbon steel blades**
• Safely rounded tips and edges
• Carbon steel shell, guard, and pommel
• ABS grip core covered in Leather, Rayskin, or Wire Wrap
• Threaded tang & pommel for easy maintenance
• Weight: Epee - 1.11 lbs (17.8 oz) / Musketeer - 1.31 lb (20.9 oz) (Currently unavailable)

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**See our Terminology page for more info

Blade "standard" length refers to current industry standard. Alternative lengths available for a more historically accurate look/feel.

Grip Colors

Cowhide Leather:

Cut from a 3oz 100% genuine high quality whole cowhide. Semi-transparent aniline dyed for a full depth of color while maintaining the natural grain. Made in the USA.

Black Brown Burgundy
Black Leather
Brown Leather
Burgundy Leather

Stingray Leather:

Sourced from non-endangered dasyatis stingray native to the Atlantic. Cut from 100% genuine full stingray hide in a caviar (standard) finish. This finish leaves the outer hide unaltered and maintains it's natural pearled ridges. Rayskin is extremely durable (25x stronger than cowhide) and naturally resists scratches, scuffing, or punctures. Made in the USA.

Black Navy Green
Black Ray Skin
Burgundy Purple
Burgandy Ray Skin Purple Ray Skin

Wire Wraps:

Made using bare wire in 18 gage, 24 gage or a combination of the two. Materials are 100% brass, copper, blackened carbon steel, or stainless steel. Made in the USA.

Black Brass Copper
Brass Wire Wrap
Copper Wire Wrap
Steel Wire Wrap

Blade, shell, guard, and pommel are all high carbon steel. Tang and pommel are threaded (6mm x 1) for easy maintenance.

Bilobate: 3" x 3"
Boatshell: 3" x 3"
Oval: 3.75" x 2.5"
Scalloped: 3" Diameter

Blade: Width - .75" to .125"
Standard Epee Length - 35"
Standard Musketeer Length -30"
Guard: Length w/ knucklebow - 5" / Width - 4"
Grip: Length - 3.25" / Diameter - 1.25"
Pommel: Length - 1.75"
Epee Weight: 1.11 lbs / 17.8 oz
Musketeer Weight: 1.31 lbs / 20.9 oz (Currently unavailable)

Total Standard Length:
Epee - 41.25"
Musketeer - 36.25"

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