Could never figure out what a rapier was. I knew it was a sword but had no clue what kind. (It was the kind that Reep had)>>>the rapier is the type of sword Asuna has and I believe Kirito has a longsword/one-handed sword
This is a nice visual glossary of all the fittings that a blade go into when creating a katana. I have studied kenjutsu and used katana’s for a number of years and never knew the proper names for all these parts.