Transitional cavalier rapier

A mid-1600's dueling rapier from the time when full sized ridiculously long rapiers were on their way to becoming smallswords - however, this one with its 3 feet of reach-out-and touch you is still way up there on the rapier end of the scale. This reproduction features a sharp double edged 1055 tempered steel blade (because rapiers were for cutting, too!) with a needle tipped point (to excel in poking nasty holes), and a tempered steel pierce-work shell guard reminiscent of the military Pappenheimer rapier. The rings, quillons and knuckle bow offer astonishingly good hand protection, while the wire- wrapped grip and chiseled pommel offer great comfort and liveliness. This marvelous weapon comes complete with a hand-stitched leather sheath with steel throat, chape, and integral belt/baldric hook fittings.

length: 44 3/4"
blade: 36"
blade width: 7/8" at guard
blade width: 3/8" at 2" from tip
hilt: 7 3/4"
fingering ricasso: 1"
inside D grip length: 4"
crossguard: 8"
shell guards: 3 3/4" x 2 1/2" each
balance point: 3"
weight (sword): 2 lb 10.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 4.0 oz

Price: $330

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