WOOD GRIP RAPIER (SH1024)by CAS Hanwei
This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) and a hardwood 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. The blade is interchangeable with our “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2117) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.
Our 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.
The Wood Grip Rapier features a blade of high quality, strength, and
temper, and is fully functional. See model SH2117 Wood Grip Main Gauche for the perfect complement to this version of this sword.
• Overall: 44 3/4“ • Blade Length: 36 5/8“ • Weight: 2lb 1oz • Point of Balance: 3" • Point of Harmonics: 27" • Width at Guard: .75" • Width at Tip: .40" • Thickness at Guard: .24" • Thickness at Tip: .10"