What about a non-fantastic renassaince sword? Like a Spanish Ropera
I belong to a group of players representing a Spanish Tercio. We like the quality of Calimacil blades, but the only one that ressembles what we need is a chaotic pirate sword, that do not fit well with our characters.
I am pretty sure that if you produced a simplified version of the Asmoth, without all that skulls and veins, something more similar to this (http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/8814/ropera.jpg), it would be a total success.
Having more types of Calimacil rapier swords would for sure be a great idea. A non-fantastic sword based on the Asmoth’s design could be used by different types of players.
Add some more pictures of the type of sword you’d like us to make. What colors for the handle? What length? How about a steel blade?
We have a design of a fine rapier with basket combination you will be able to choose. We work on it. Design and original part are completed. Couple of step still but on going.
Well, it could be nice, but I think the Spanish Ropera is a better option, 1)because they almost have the form except for all that chaotic skulls and veins and else on the guard, and 2)its use was more widespread over europe so it would be better for reenacting groups.
Kai Clayton commented
I would love to see a Venetian Schiavona. It has a lot of versatility with the wide blade and the basket guard. http://www.kultofathena.com/images%5CDT5173_3_l.jpg
Lius Ramso commented
This the one we use in Spanish Destreza, the science developed fencing from XVI to XVIII century in Spain, in combination with the cuphilt ropera.
This is 54 cm long, with a blade of 41.
Hope will help.
A matching second hand sword would be lovely too.
AdminCalimacil (Admin, calimacil) commented
Thanks for adding so many pictures.
The second hand short sword is also a good idea. How about a matching second hand short sword with the rapier?
Let us see what we can do. We'll update the status once we take a decision.
Thanks for your suggestions!
That would be absolutely perfect examples of what I meant.
Let me add some images of the spanish rapiers we have used in other LARPs...
And of course, they are cool to get a set with a second hand short sword...
Hope it helps xD
Steel blade would be perfect. The length, between 100 and 115 cm. I'd keep it simple in the colors for the handle, black, steel, or maybe a little bronze.