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Our Renaissance-style rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe,  where swordplay with the rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements.  Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen,  but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.


The Kingston Arms Rapier features improvements on the guard design where it joins the blade for more strength and reenforcement for the thrusts. The low maintenance and strong stainless steel guard and pommel are matte finished. The brown cord wrapped grip is comfortable in the hand and leaves enough space to wear fencing gloves if desired.  The scabbard is covered in genuine leather and also receives a strong and low maintenance matte finish stainless steel throat and drag. 


To reduce the packaging size, the Kingston Arms Rapier comes unassembled and includes a metric wrench to tighten down the pommel and grip.


The Main Gauche,  or left hand dagger,  was often used with the rapier,  providing an added dimension in both offense and defense,  and the  “Schools of Fence”  which proliferated in Europe during this period taught the use of the two weapons in combination.  The main gauche would often match the rapier in styling,  while incorporating features which maximized the effectiveness of the piece.  


Overall: 42 7/8", 109cm
Blade Length: 37", 94cm
Handle Length: 3 1/2", 9cm
Weight: 2 lbs, 900 grams
Point of Balance: 2 5/8", 6.5cm

Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Renaissance Swept Hilt Rapier Sword with High Carbon Steel Live Blade