French Rapier

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Product image 8French rapier #170 steel hilt, wire bound grip and sharp blade.
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Regular price $1,520.00

Based on Original: Circa 1590 Saxon, Tojhusmuseum, Copenhagen

Overall length: 47"

BladeLength: 40.5"

Blade Width:1.07"

Function and beauty vie for top billing on this splendid example of Norman's Type 52 rapier hilt. The sinuously curved hilt and wire-bound grip would have been a declaration of good taste from the earliest examples of this rapier style, appearing in the 1540's. This example is mounted with a stout blade, able to deliver a thrust or a cut, and not diminishing the elegance of the weapon. The functionality of this piece should not be overlooked. Gentlemen were the first to carry such swords, but all classes quickly adapted to this handsome type of weapon for personal defense and swordplay. The pommel is an ovoid form in profile and in cross section. The inner guard is set with two bars flowing into one from the arms of the hilt and anchored at the base of the hilt block. Please indicate your preference for a blued, additional cost, or satin steel finish on the hilt when ordering.

 Our rapier hilts are hand crafted to order. With the demand for our pieces delivery times usually run in the 8 to 12 month range.

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Shipping Domestic US 54.00 (multiple sword shipping discounted)

International customers please contact us for a shipping quote. We feel your pain with the steep increases in international shipping over the past few years. We strive to find the most economical and reliable sources to ship to you.


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