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This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a forged 1566 high-carbon steel flex-tempered live blade, a stainless steel hilt for ease maintenance and a hardwood grip. The hilt is of the same size as the museum piece on which it is based, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with the Hanwei  “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2117) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.

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.

 

Overall: 44 3/4", 113.5cm
Blade Length: 36 5/8", 93cm
Weight: 2lb 1oz, 930 grams
Blade Steel: 1566 Live Carbon Steel


Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.

Renaissance Wood Grip Rapier Sword with 1566 Carbon Steel Live Blade

SKU: SH1024
$750.00Price
GST Included
Only 3 left in stock

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