This Del Tin Venetian Infantryman’s Sword melds the more complex guard of late Medieval and early Renaissance swords with a blade that would look entirely at home on a sword of earlier centuries. This sort of sword co-existed with the Rapier, but unlike the Rapier it has much more robust blade. This is because the Rapier was not a common sword for war and was instead a specialized sword for self-defense and dueling. Swords for military use typically had much burlier blades which were more suitable for rigors of campaign and frequent contact with blades, shields and armor. These military swords however did take full advantage of some of the hilt advancements of the time and would use ring-hilt protection, S-guards and knucklebows to augment protection for the hand.
This Del Tin Venetian Infantryman’s Sword has a blade of well-tempered Chrome Vanadium steel. The guard and pommel are of antiqued steel and the wooden grip is bound in tight leather. A peen over the pommel ensures that the sword has a robust overall construction.
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