Swept Hilt Rapier
Bone Handled Swept Hilt Rapier Fencing Swords are
45 1/4" overall. This Swept Hilt Rapier
from Hanwei features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel
flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance)
and a bone 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.
Hanwei 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.
High-carbon steel blade
Genuine bone grip
Rigid scabbard included
Overall: 45 1/4“
Blade Length: 36 5/8“
Weight: 2lb 2oz
Point of Balance: 5"
Point of Harmonics: 30"
Width at Guard: .74"
Width at Tip: .33"
Thickness at Guard: .25"
Thickness at Tip: .16"