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#151 Writhen Rapier
The boldly roped steel hilt reflects the light dramatically and will impress friend and foe alike with its elegant form. The hand twisted bars of the hilt form a light but very sturdy guard. The steel hilt and pommel are mounted with a twisted wire-bound grip that is crowned with turksheads (a braided knot at the top and bottom). The Italian original dates to about 1625, though this style was seen as early as the 1580's.

See our Writhen Parrying Dagger #159, made to create an en suite pair.

Original: Circa 1625, Italian. Wallace Collection, London (A602)

Overall length: 43.37"; Blade: 34.25" x 1"; Weight: 2.8 pounds

$1590 + $53 shipping and handling

#6004 Nail Practice Blade
Substitute a period-style practice blade constructed of 6150 steel and tempered as our sharps to this rapier at no additional cost. It has the distinctive forged button tip and rectangular cross-section in the foible seen on original practice blades. These were sometimes referred to as "nails", for obvious reasons. [ View Details ]

#180 Hilt Bluing
A professional heat bluing is applied to create a deep rich, almost black finish on your sword hilt and pommel. [ View Example ]

$85 additional

#116 Rapier Scabbard
A heavy leather scabbard with a single seam up the back side available in black or brown. [ View Details ]

$175 + $18 shipping and handling (free s/h if ordered with sword)

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