Italian smallsword is very light thrust weapon that evolved from the Renaissance rapier. It was most popular at the end of the XVII and the beginning of XVIII. It appeared in France, and spread widely in all Europe. Later this weapon evolved into a “French dueling sword”, from which later grew Olympic epee.
Italian smallsword. Smallsword is very light thrust weapon that evolved from the Renaissance rapier. It was most popular at the end of the XVII and the beginning of XVIII. It appeared in France, and spread widely in all Europe. Later this weapon evolved into a “French dueling sword”, from which later grew Olympic epee.
It was used both by the military as an auxiliary weapon, until the First World War, and in everyday life as an element of a dress, and for duels.
Italian smallsword is a very light weapon with a short triangular blade, unable for cuts and a round or oval guard and rings under the guard.
The length of the blade varies, on average, from 60 to 80 cm, although there are swords with a blade length of 90 cm. Early ones are based on a diamond-shaped / flat blade, over time they are replaced by trihedral blades.
You can assemble a smallsword on the training blade of a Olympic epee, or on a special musketeer blade, which is distinguished by its greater weight and greater rigidity. In addition, the musketeer blade is more similar to the historical analogs of smallswords.
In turn, the blade of a sports epee – cheaper, more flexible and lighter – which makes it a better choice for beginners.
In modern heme fencing, various tournaments in the SmallSword nomination are held according to different rules, with different tolerances for the length of the blade, model and weight of the weapon, etc., depending on the studied period. You can choose the length of the blade, the size of the cross and cup in order to choose the most convenient model for you.
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The entire line of weapons is designed to be assembled on a standard sports sword blade. Thus, if you break the blade – it will be easy to replace it !!