Someone asked today about appropriate looking swords. The best site I can find on the web for them is this one:


(Scroll down - they have a variety of rapiers and sabres with very pretty hilts - though I have no idea how well they stand up to combat).

The closest thing to an 1897 pattern infantry sword is this one:


Or you could try eBay.uk:

ebay.co.uk/itm/LARP-LRP-Pira … 2ebf44f36f