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- BARROC RAPIER:

The cup hilt rapier made its appearance in the early 1650's in Spain, and enjoyed popularity in Spain and Southern Italy until the early 1700's. The rapier was often used with a second defensive weapon; daggers, bucklers, and cloaks were the most popular. While daggers were often decorated "en suite" with their companion rapier, it was by no means unusual to have a "mismatched" set of rapier and dagger. Much lighter than the broadsword of medieval times, the rapier brought about a whole new style of swordplay and a proliferation of fencing schools. The rapier marked the earliest beginnings of fencing as a sport.

A very well known sword from XVI century valued in all Europe and used by the brave Captains of the Flandes Corps and the courageous Conquerors of America.

This beautiful and intricately detailed Spanish style sword stands out due to its half-cup shape. I


- FRENCH SABRE 'CHAMPAGNE':

Similar to the U.S. Marine cutlass Napoleonic era cutlass was used by Pirates roaming the Spanish Main. Features 24.5" curved metal blade, simulated brass handle, leather scabbard with brass fittings.

" The cutlass was the hand to hand combat weapon used when all shots had been fired from smaller arms. Pirates were very pragmatic people and, in this, knew that a shot from a gun was better than a slash from a sword. Still, in the face of an empty firearm, the pirates were determined enough to use such larger cutlery as a means to the same end."

Many so-called pirates were really privateers. Privateers were privately commissioned crews, ordered by the monarchs of countries like England, France, and the Netherlands to raid and capture enemy ships. Documents would be given to the privateers from the king or queen making this legal, but only in times of official war with the target country. Pirates would capture and steal in war or peace. They were not commissioned by anyone, and therefore piracy, unlike privateering, was illegal. But since the supposed privateers often forged their documents, the line between the two was blurred.


- CRISTOFORUS COLUMBUS:

"A wonderful tribute to the Explorer Christopher Columbus." This replica from 1492 is a reproduction of an Officer's Sword from the fleet of Christopher Columbus. The blade(gold version) features a print of the 3 ship fleet that Columbus sailed in his discovery of America. The Santa Maria, Nina, and Pinta are shown in excellent detail on the highly polished double edged blade.
The handle is a royal cloth wrapped in bright gold wire.The pommel is Gold surrounding a dark silver raised mold of the seal of the Spanish Royal Navy.


- MASONIC SABRE:

The meaning of the masonic symbol -- Taken from the Masonic Information Center booklet

The Square symbolizes things of the earth, and it also symbolizes honor, integrity, truthfulness, and the other ways we should relate to this world and the people in it. The Compasses symbolize things of the spirit, and the importance of a good and well-developed spriritual life, and also the importance of self control - of keeping ourselves within bounds. The G stands for Geometry, the science which the ancients believed most revealed the glory of God and His works in the heavens, and it also stands for God, Who must be at the center of all our thoughts and of all our efforts. Perfect polish Stainless Steel Blade with black or red scabbard.

Throughout history, as an instrument of justice, truth, equality and firmness, swords have been used at every great event and have become imbued with great symbolism. For this reason, freemasons use swords in all their ceremonies.


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