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 generally originated in one of the blade making centres such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.
This rapier comes with a dull edged blade that can be sharpened in our workshops at a cost of £20.
There is also a blunt re-enactment/combat blade available for interchanging with the original blade - see item number S5818
Overall Length - 117.5cm
Blade Length - 95cm
Grip Length - 9cm
Width at Guard - 18mm Thickness at Guard - 4mm
Weight - 1210gram