I picked up one of these from the equipment shop at my fencing school.
Since I opted for the longer model, it's more blade
heavy and less agile, but has longer reach. It's also more springy.
Since it's been a long time since I've tried rapier combat, and even
then it was mostly with epee blades, I'm not sure how this will suit
me if I get into more serious rapier combat practice. I can always
get a shorter one too, I suppose. :)