Meyer Training Rapier

Product image 1Meyer training rapier #239 steel rectangular cross section blade with good tip flex and steel hilt with wired bound grip. A Thorough Description of the Art of Combat published in 1570 by Joachim Meyer.
Product image 2Meyer training rapier #239 steel rectangular cross section blade with good tip flex and steel hilt with large side ring
Product image 3Meyer training rapier #239 steel rectangular cross section blade based on illustrations in Meyer's Fechtbuch.
Product image 4Meyer training rapier #239 steel hilt with knuckle bow.
Product image 5Meyer training rapier #239 blade can interact with longsword trainers.
Product image 6Meyer training rapier #239 elevated hilt view.
Product image 7Meyer training rapier #239 steel hilt back side.
Product image 8Meyer training rapier #239 16th Century training rapier German.
Product image 9Meyer training rapier #239 full length view. A Thorough Description of the Art of Combat published in 1570 by Joachim Meyer.

Regular price $780.00

• Created to match rapiers in Meyer's Art of Combat

Based on Original: The pieces illustrated in A Thorough Description of the Art of Combat published in 1570 by Joachim Meyer.

Overall Length: ~36.75"

Blade Length: 31"

Blade Width: 1.15"

Quillon Width: 10"

Grip Length: 3.5"

Balance Point: 3.6"

Weight: 2.6 lbs

This training sword is based on the pieces illustrated in A Thorough Description of the Art of Combat published in 1570 by Joachim Meyer. He was a cutler as well as a teacher of the sword creating this major work on swordplay, which had several printings. He covers several different types of weapons in this work and it is often looked at as an important work dealing in the weapons of the 16th C. 

This rapier is of a simple form with a straight barrel turned cross, a single side ring and knuckle bow. It has a bulbous pommel and matching terminators on the arms of the guard. It is gripped with out the finger passing over the guard as can be seen in the manual illustration below. The hilt furniture is steel. The grip is bound with strands of twisted wire. The blade is made of 6150 steel and has a rectangular cross section similar to our side sword trainer. This sturdy blade will last for many hours of practice and sparring.

You can see some examples of Meyer's Sword technique here from the excellent researchers at HROARR

A short bio of Joachim Meyer, 1537-1571


As depicted in Meyer's work.

If you are interested in studying more about Meyer's system we highly recommend The Art of Combat: A German Martial Arts Treatise of 1570 by Jeffrey Forgeng, published by Palgrave Macmillan, 2006 and the excellent research of HROARR.

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