Custom stage combat weapons, theatrical props, and cosplay accoutrements!
Welcome to Fiocchi Sword and Prop.
BACA Bilbo hilt
My name is Tom Fiocchi and I am a sword cutler specializing in custom stage combat weapons and a theatrical props artisan ready to commission ginormous puppets, trick lanterns, or unusual furniture!
Fiocchi Sword was founded in the late 1980’s when I needed to arm myself for stage combat classes I was taking at the Shakespeare Theater. (Where I was employed as a props artisan) I began taking orders from my classmates and built swords for clients in the Washington DC area.
I am a props artisan by trade and moved to Athens, Ohio in 1997 to teach props construction at Ohio University’s School of Theater. My sword business has steadily increased since then and this is the website to explain how I do business.
I am technically a sword furbisher or cutler. This is an artisan who takes a finished blade and designs and constructs a hilt for it. (a hilt is the quillons/crossguard, handle and the pommel /counterweight)
I specialize in historically accurate weapons, built to withstand the rigors of stage combat. My niche in this business is building one of a kind weapons to my customers specifications, and thus having no two swords being exactly the same.
The galleries on this site are filled with pictures of swords and props that I have created from private commission, arming a stage fight group, or for a specific show (read, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s Three Musketeers!!)
There are some swords on this site that are for sale (!!), I will try to keep them marked clearly and updated.
While the site is very sword-centric, I have very consciously added ‘and prop’ to the name-ya gotta love the trick prop, strange furniture, or ginormous puppet, engineering is my strong suit! I work from pictures, drafting, and sometimes napkins.