Our sword derives its named from the Spanish adventurer Francisco
Pizzaro who carried a sword of similar design. Transitional cut and
thrust swords such as our Pizzaro could be called the precursor to the
rapier. Designed primarily for thrusting to accommodate the evolving
fighting techniques of the early 1500s, it still had enough mass to lend
incase one needed to hack at something or someone. The early style
compound guard still offered the traditional and stylish S-curved
quillons of earlier era swords, but also had both a knuckle bow and pas
d’ane or finger rings for protecting the forefinger when the sword is
gripped with the finger extended over the guard at the ricasso. (Leather
Overall length: 40.5"
Blade length: 33.5"
Handle length 7"
Weight: 4 lbs with scabbard