The smallsword, a French innovation of the 1650’s, was essentially the final form of the rapier and considered by many to be the crowning achievement in “sword evolution.” Light, quick, and deadly in the hands of one skilled in its use, the smallsword was the discerning gentleman’s sidearm of choice from the mid 17th to the early 19th century. Smallswords featured a stiff triangular blade solely suitable for thrusting and a simple guard for the hand, usually consisting of nothing more than a small plate, finger guard, and knuckle-bow.
The majority of our smallswords are custom made. Please note that, unless specified one of a kind, those listed below represent general groups with similar basic characteristics within which will be found slight variations in either hilt or blade. Be sure to call in advance to check on availability or with specific inquiries.