This sword was of Spanish design but the English were so impressed they soon caught on as the
‘must have' sword

Swords could only be of a certain length in Tudor times

Any longer would be illegal

See the Handle Detail

Below........

The handle doesn't only look stylish,

It protected the owner from injuring his hand
in a sword fight


TudorsRapier

 

The Tudors - Rapier

 

The Tudors - Rapier Handle

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