Hanwei Swept Hilt Rapier Wood Grip by Paul Chen
This Hanwei Swept Hilt Rapier Wood Grip by Paul Chen features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) and a hardwood grip. The hilt is of the same size as the museum piece on which it is based, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with our “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring.
The matching Main Gauche (SH2117) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.
Our Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.
* Authentic historical design
* Steel basket
* Rigid scabbard
Overall: 44 3/4“
Blade Length: 36 5/8“
Weight: 2lb 1oz
Point of Balance: 3"
Point of Harmonics: 27"
Width at Guard: .75"
Width at Tip: .40"
Thickness at Guard: .24"
Thickness at Tip: .10"
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece
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