French musketeer rapier

A magnificent early 17th century rapier in the style of the French musketeers (yes, there were more than four of them, and yes, the rapier was their *secondary* weapon after their muskets.) The basket hilt is ambidextrous and a very effective mix of both the cup-hilt and swept-hilt styles. The grip is wood wrapped with twisted wire, and the guard is plated with gleaming nickel silver. This is a really sweet rapier, one of my favorites. A matching French musketeer main gauche is also available. Includes scabbard.

length: 46"
blade: 37 1/2"
blade width: 1" at ricasso
blade width: 5/8" near tip
grip and pommel: 5 3/8"
ricasso inside guard: 2 1/4"
cross guard: 11"
disc guards: 4 1/2" x 4" (each)
balance point: 2" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 12.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 4.0 oz

Price: $350

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