Rapiers be long swords design for fighting more on land than sea. This be a classic Swept Hilt Rapier style. Rapier be a slender, sharply pointed sword, best suited fer thrusting attacks of the 16 n 17th centuries. Very popular with Hollywood Pirate Movie with Errol Flynn and Douglass Fairbanks. This be perfect fer Dread Pirate Roberts outfit. This battle ready sword. Made of carbon steel with a leather handle and scabbard. Total length is 44 inch.