By: Paul Chen - Hanwei
This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced 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. 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.
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4/5 average from 4 reviews
Reviewed by owners of this product
"leather cover between handle and guard was not properly fitted. easy fix, but still disappointed. " - Phillip (2/5)
"It's really exquisite" - Don (5/5)
Light, easy to carry and often worn like jewelry by both men and women. Stiletto... more
As the Middle Ages gave way to the Renaissance, wood shields gradually yielded i... more
This swept hilt rapier was quite popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuri... more
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