Fencing Swords and Rapiers
Ahh, the gentlemen-like fencing swords. A Rapier generally refers to a relatively long-bladed sword characterized by a complex hilt which is constructed to provide protection for the hand wielding it. While the blade might be broad enough to cut to some degree (but nowhere near that of the thicker, heavier swords in use around the Middle Ages), the strength of the rapier is its ability as a thrusting weapon. The blade might be sharpened along its entire length, sharpened only from the center to the tip (as described by Capoferro), or completely without a cutting edge as called “estoc” by Pallavicini, a rapier master who, in 1670, strongly advocated using a weapon with two cutting edges. A typical example would weigh 1 kg and have a relatively long and slender blade of 2.5 centimetres or less in width, 1 meter or more in length and ending in a sharply pointed tip.
We are proud to offer you a selection of modern fencing swords and Rapiers as well as other items like the Main Gauche. If you do not see the Fencing sword you are looking for, please call us as we can order many types of these swords and Rapiers. Also Check out our HEMA swords.
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