This rapier, made by Fabri Armorum, is hand-made in the Czech Republic. The blade is made from carbon spring steel (type 14260.7). The blade is welded with brass to the pommel for strength. The guard and pommel are of steel and the grip is wood with leather glued over top. Twisted wire is inlaid into the grip. Made for heavy duty blade-on-blade combat, the sword is guaranteed for two years by the manufacturer under normal stage/sport combat conditions.