A close look at the Arms and Armor training rapier

Here at Arms and Armor we have a lot of pride for our rapiers.  Our goal has always been to produce swords that look, feel, and function just like historic originals.  Our close ties with the Oakeshott Institute and with museums and collectors worldwide have given us decades of experience with real, antique, swords.  We have been putting this expertise and experience to work for over four decades to design and produce handmade products 

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Arms and Armor Training Rapier

In order to make this piece more affordable we have eliminated some details, but maintained our commitment to historical accuracy and functionality.  The hilt is a Norman type 43 guard, and there are several options for the blade depending on your preferences.  Check out the video below for more details.

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Nathan Clough, Ph.D. is Vice President of Arms and Armor and a member of the governing board of The Oakeshott Institute. He is a historical martial artist and a former university professor of cultural geography.  He has given presentations on historical arms at events including Longpoint and Combatcon, and presented scholarly papers at, among others, The International Congress on Medieval Studies.

Craig Johnson is the Production Manager of Arms and Armor and Secretary of The Oakeshott Institute. He has taught and published on the history of arms, armor and western martial arts for over 30 years. He has lectured at several schools and Universities, WMAW, HEMAC, 4W, and ICMS at Kalamazoo. His experiences include iron smelting, jousting, theatrical combat instruction and choreography, historical research, European martial arts and crafting weapons and armor since 1985

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