Matteo Udina - 28 Feb 2012
First of all I must say that I bought the rapier without blade. I had a spare Del Tin blade at home but I really liked the style of this hilt so I decided to buy it together with a chestnut handle and an acorn pommel. The orderd was shipped very fast and I recieved it in 8 days only (in Italy). When I opened tha package I must say that I was very impressed by the quality of the hilt. I ordered the hammered (economy) version as to have a more historical look. The welding is very well done and the shell and ring are very regular. The weight is perfect, less than 0.5 kg. The pommel is perfect too and it matches with the pommel of my left hand dagger. They mounted easily and smoothly on the blade and the overall look to the rapier is awsome. I am completely satisfied about this item and the service of everyone at Darkwood.