I also asked for it to be delivered to my office, so that I'd be able to sign for it when it arrived. But no: they'd shipped to the home address, and it wasn't a sign-for job anyway. Never mind. Still, I was quite looking forward to wandering around the office saying "look what I've got". :-)
It's very nice, having survived the journey despite starting to escape from the packaging. Still, it's supposed to withstand a fair amount of impact, so that's what you'd expect. The point's rounded off, though, rather than having a safety button fitted. I'll have to check with my instructor about whether he's happy with that. I wouldn't like that thing coming at me at speed, but then, he's got body/neck protection.
It's also a couple of inches too short for me, according to Thibault's guidelines, but hey - first blade I've ordered, so it's a matter of experimentation at first.
For the curious, the cup-hilts are the last design here, although the one shown is more decorative; I've got the cheap model. No, it's not nearly as pretty and cool as the swept-hilt style ones, but I'm doing Spanish rapier, and cup-hilts are better there; the swept-hilt ones are more for the Italian rapier styles.