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Musketeer Rapier

£178.68

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The musket, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeers, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire. A good rapier was a necessary second weapon. Our Musketeer rapier is fashioned after those circa 1590. The basket hilt is ambidextrous and a very effective mix of both the cup-hilt and swept-hilt styles. The grip is wood wrapped with twisted wire and the parts of the hilt are plated with gleaming nickel silver.

Total length: 117 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Grip length: 10 cm
Weight: 1.27 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.9 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.8 mm
Blade width (base): 2.5 cm
Blade width (CoP): 1.6 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 8 cm
Centre of Percussion (CoP): 20 cm
Blade: High Carbon Steel
Edge: Blunt
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

SKU: 120251

Availability: Usually dispatched in 5-10 working days

Excl. Tax: £178.68 Incl. Tax: £214.42
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During the course of the 16th century, the rapier slowly eclipsed the classic sword as a gentleman's weapon of choice. As part of this development thrusting techniques gradually replaced cutting techniques, which meant that a shield was too bulky to be effective. Swordsmen who used rapiers often held daggers in their left hands for parrying their opponents' thrusts.

This rapier has a double-edged blade and a ricasso. The three fullers in the ricasso are as effective as they are decorative: they improve the rapier's balance. The cup is delicately etched with a cross and fleur de lis, and the knuckle bow provides gracefully effective protection – even for fingers placed on the ricasso. The grip of this rapier with cup hilt is wrapped with fine wire, and the sword is designed to be wielded with both the left and right hands. Our rapier comes with a scabbard, and for your left hand, we also have a parrying dagger to match (sold separately).

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Manufacturer Windlass
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Specification

Total length: 117 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Grip length: 10 cm
Weight: 1.27 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.9 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.8 mm
Blade width (base): 2.5 cm
Blade width (CoP): 1.6 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 8 cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 20 cm

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

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