This sword for costume is called as well " for help", and adopt its present shape at the end of the XVIII century,
at the Pepe-Hillo's times. From the Manolete's times, the fake sword is used during the "faena de muleta", in order to
avoid accidental wounds and for its light weight. The right-handers change it for a real sword when comes the moment to kill.
The rapier is only the sword. The cape is not include.