English Swept Hilt Rapier & Scabbard - S5779
English Swept Hilt Rapier & Scabbard - S5779

English Swept Hilt Rapier & Scabbard - S5779

£8900

Vendor : John Barnett

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European Swept Hilt Rapier - Museum Quality This is a beautiful, historically accurate, hand forged sword made from EN45 spring steel from one of UK's leading weaponry designers and forgers. Made with a full tang that is peened riveted over the pommel. Comes with a leather covered scabbard that has a locking button at the neck for the frog. During the English Civil war period both mortuary swords with half basket type hilts and a variety of rapier styles were standard swords to be encountered on the battlefield. Many rapiers were to be found with heavier blades so that the sword was better suited to the rigours of warfare. Swept Hilt Rapier The word "rapier" generally refers to a relatively long-bladed sword characterized by a complex hilt which is constructed to provide protection for the hand wielding it. While the blade might be broad enough to cut to some degree (but nowhere near that of the wider, slightly heavier swords in use around the Middle Ages), the long thin blade lends itself to thrusting. The blade might be sharpened along its entire length, sharpened only from the center to the tip (as described by Capoferro), or completely without a cutting edge as called “estoc” by Pallavicini, a rapier master who, in 1670, strongly advocated using a weapon with two cutting edges. A typical example would weigh 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) and have a relatively long and slender blade of 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) or less in width, 1 metre (39 in) or more in length and ending in a sharply pointed tip. Key Features: EN45 Spring Steel Historically accurate High Quality Construction Specification Overall Length 120cm Blade Length 94cm Blade Width 3.2cm Grip Length 11cm Sword Weight. 1.55kg Weight With Scabbard. 1.8kg