Predecessor to modern fencing weapons as we know them, the rapier is very nearly the progenitor of a line of swords that emphasize precision, agility, technique, and a counter-and-thrust style that has eventually become the modern sport of fencing.
Fairly typical for its make, the Leather Wire Hilt Rapier possesses all the hallmarks of the highly stylized swept-hilts that became fairly popular and for good reasons. In addition to reasons of style and dramatic flair and personal taste, these ornate guards fulfilled a specific purpose – defense of the hand. The guard of this rapier forms a sort of cage of quillons about the ricasso of the blade. This style ensures that when gripped properly, with the thumb and index finger forward, these appendages are properly protected. Three other quillons sweep downward. The grip of this rapier is leather. Steel-wire wraps around it for comfort and grip, while the pommel is simple and effective.
- Includes Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- Stainless Steel Blade
- Leather Grip Wrapped With Steel Wire
- Overall Length: 44 Inches