Rapier Sword - Zorro/ Fencing Sword-47"- Stainless Steel
The rapier sword is a loose term for a type of slender, sharply pointed sword. The rapier is optimized to be a thrusting weapon, but can also be used for cutting or slashing. While some rapiers are only sharpened at the tip, this rapier is sharpened throughout the length of the sword. Rapiers have a complex hilt to protect the hand. Some historians classify the rapier as a type of broadsword or saber. While the rapier was first created in Spain in the 15th centurty, it did not become a European mainstay until the Early Modern Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. The purpose of the one handed sword, as opposed to the two handed longsword, was to use one hand for the sword and the other for use of another weapon such as a dagger or pistol. In this way, the rapier is akin to the gladius sword of Roman times where foot soldiers used the short gladius in one hand with a shield on the other. The rapier became extremely fashionable throughout Europe with the wealthier classes, but was not without its detractors. Some people, such as George Silver (the English writer known for his works on swordplay), disapproved of its technical potential and the dueling use to which it was put. In modern times, the rapier has taken the form of the fencing foil, used in competition. There are many historical schools of rapier fencing, many still in existance, that were founded in the 16th century that are scattered throughout Europe. The modern form of the fencing rapier, similar to the style of this 47" rapier, was first established in 1885.
Handle Material: Stainless Steel
Overall Length: 47"
Rockwell Hardness: 27-35 HRC
Sheath: Wood and Plastic
Blade Material: Stainless Steel
Rapier Sword- Zorro/ Fencing Sword-47"- Stainless Steel
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I love it. Its awesome. I was expecting it to be more sharper though.
Sturdy strong well-balanced just exactly what I was looking for for my Renaissance outfit when I need more for my family because we're doing a group thing I will be ordering them from here aim very well packed thank you
The Rapier itself is pretty great, all in all. Craftmanship and weight are both excellent, allowing it to act both as a display and practice sword. The hilt guard does press into my index finger's knuckle somewhat uncomfortably at times, though the only thing docking stars was the delivery process. I was completely left in the dark about it for about 2 weeks, it wasn't shipped out to me for a while with no word on why. It still arrived to me shape and sound, and I'm happy with the product, so I cannot justify docking more than one star. Overall, a fantastic addition to any sword collection.
The handles are loose, The hilt has rough edges that bite into your hand
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