Swept hilt 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 typically originated from Toledo or Solingen and would be hilted by regional smiths, resulting in many hilt styles.
This reproduction has a high-carbon steel blade and a very attractive solid steel (not plated) basket with a genuine bone grip.
A rigid leather-covered scabbard is included.
– High-carbon steel blade
– Genuine bone grip
– Rigid scabbard included
– Overall length: approx. 115 cm
– Blade length: approx. 93 cm
– Weight: approx. 0.964 kg
– Point of Balance: approx. 12.7 cm
– Point of Harmonics: approx. 76 cm
– Blade width at guard: approx. 1.90 cm
– Blade width at tip: approx. 0.80 cm
– Blade thickness at guard: approx. 0.65 cm
– Blade thickness at tip: approx. 0.40 cm