The term fencing has many different meanings. More often than not, though it references one of two different styles of sword fighting, either historic fencing, which was used in ages past as a system of combat, or Olympic fencing, which is a family of combative sports that is commonly practiced today. The two differ primarily in that one is a formalized sport, with rules and regulations, while the other is more loosely regulated and is based more heavily on the techniques used by swordsman from the medieval and Renaissance era. Fencing, as a modern sport, has experienced such popularity that it has even become an Olympic event, thus its designation, Olympic fencing. To accommodate those who have of love of either style of fencing, Dark Knight Armoury carries a full line of functional and decorative fencing weapons, including various styles of rapiers and traditional fencing weapons like foils, epees, and sabers, as well as functional main gauches and replacement blades. All of our functional fencing blades are made to withstand the rigors of fencing combat, ensuring that you have a strong, sturdy weapon in hand that will bend and flex when necessary, while still providing enough strength to deliver a good strike when the moment comes. And given that many rapiers of the age happened to have elaborate and ornate features, many of our rapiers, both decorative and functional, are also brilliant display pieces that you can display in your home or your office, either to celebrate your love of fencing, your love of history, or your love of historic arms. If you are a swordsman who favors the lightness of a rapier, then Dark Knight Armoury has the swords that will suit your skills, whether you are a modern fencer or a historic one. And if you are looking for a sword that will show off great style and detail, then you will sure to find one here, too.