Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier

By: Cold Steel
Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier

Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier


By: Cold Steel
(USD) $472.99

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Product Code: 5536

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According to most historians the Rapier first appeared on the sword scene in the late 14th century and held sway in most of Europe until the late 16th century except in Spain where it endured clear into the 18th century. The reason for its long reign as the civilian weapon of choice for self-defense and dueling can be tied to its two major advantages. First its long, slim, double edged blade was ideal for delivering point oriented blows at a great distance while still being able to deliver a stinging cut. And secondly, its continually evolving hilt of rings, bars, quillons, shells, and eventually, an intricately chiseled cup offered excellent protection (especially now that the armored gauntlet had been abandoned) and shed, caught or deflected blows at the sword hand and forearm with great aplomb. Sadly, while never proven ineffective or obsolete, the rapier eventually succumbed to the dictates of fashion and gave way to the emerging small sword. Happily Cold Steel has chosen to revive the Rapier with our own interpretation designed by Dave Baker. The long, narrow blade is combat sharp and beautifully polished with a single wide fuller at the forte to assure perfect balance. The hilt also reflects the best in craftsmanship and materials fashioned from stainless steel featuring a classic ribbed shell and multiple bars, quillons and knuckle bow for unparalleled hard protection. The grip itself is made of wood covered with rich black ray skin and decorative wire and terminates in a heavy ribbed pommel that serves as a counter balance to our Rapier's long blade.


Specifications

Reliks Product ID 5536
Manufacturer SKU 88CHR
Blade Length 41 1/2"
Blade Material 1055 Carbon Steel
Edge Type Sharpened
Full Length 50 1/2"
Scabbard Leather w/ Steel Fittings
Weight 43.5 oz


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"arrived exactly as described on the online store. Excellent design and craftsmanship. First Sword I've owned, very impressed." - 08/24/2020



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