RENAISSANCE SWORD Letter-Opener Fantastic metal sword with classic Renaissance design. During the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries rapiers were in high fashion. These were often used in duels along with a dagger for parrying the opponents blade. This letter opener is based on rapiers of the Renaissance period and these swords were often highly decorated along the hilt. This letter opener measures 16cm and is antique silver plated. It is supplied in a box with historial information.