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#171 Two-Ring Rapier
An elegant swept hilt rapier in a style that was one of the most popular at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This Norman Type 58 hilt has simple clean lines that appealed to many gentleman of the period. This is clearly illustrated by the many portraits from the first three decades of the 1600's featuring this rapier as a personal sidearm of the rich and well styled.

The inner guard of a single bar originates at a midpoint on the knucklebow then branching into three bars terminating at the ends of the hilt arms. The pommel has a slightly tapered barrel shape in profile but is keeled in the plane of the blade. The grip is bound in twisted steel wire.

Available in a satin steel finish or special blued finish (see below). Please indicate preference when ordering.

Original: Circa 1600 German, Paris, Musee de l'Armee

Overall length: 51"; Blade: 42" x 1.09"

$1210 + $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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