Pappenheimer III - ring-n-ring piercework
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Paul Wolf - 28 Apr 2010
I only own Darkwood products. They have a lively feel that makes fighting have a wonderful experience. Unlike of manufactures Darkwood swords and hilts are incredibly durable and it is not unusual to play with one 10 to 15 years old. I some instances the blades can be older than some kingdoms! Friends don't let friends play with anything less than a Darkwood product. Leon
Mark Brody - 08 Apr 2013
Absolutely amazing. I've been practicing/sparring with this sword for a little over a week now, and it's like night and day compared to my previous budget rapier from another company. The craftsmanship is incredible, and the attention to detail is evident. Using this rapier for SCA fencing, I chose the 39" DA1PR practice blade. After adding a safety tip, the balance point is just about 1" in front of the guard - absolutely perfect for my preferences. I fight with a palm-up style, and this sword almost seems to float on my index finger. I quickly noticed that my point control with this sword is better than with my previous blade, thanks to the stiffer (non-whippy) blade. It's also easier on my arm after hours of practice (although it's not lighter than my previous sword, the exceptional balance makes it much easier to hold properly). This is my first purchase from Darkwood, and certainly will not be my last. They were very responsive to my questions and requests before purchasing, and seemed to make the extra effort to make sure my order was exactly as I wanted. I couldn't be happier with this purchase.
Deryk Moore - 10 Nov 2016
This has been, by leaps and bounds, the BEST Sword purchasing experience I've had over the last 5 years. They had no problem taking time from their day to address questions and concerns I had pre-purchase. I wanted some custom work done to the quillons and it was VERY affordable. In short; I found DarkWood Armory easy to work with, of fantastic quality, and quick to ship out the product. I will absolutely be doing more business with them in the future.
Adam Triplett - 19 Dec 2016
After much deliberation in purchasing my first Rapier, I am very happy to have bought the Pappenheimer III. Scott and crew made my rapier to order and made sure to confirm all details over the phone. What I received was no less than a museum quality replica ready for heavy sparring WMA/HEMA. It handles perfectly and I could not be happier with the build quality and customer service from Darkwood. I have no regrets.