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Fabri Armorum Cup-Hilt Rapier - FA28

Fabri Armorum Cup-Hilt Rapier

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Overall Length: 44'' Blade: 34 1/4''

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Blade: CSN14260.7 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 3 lb 2.2 oz
Edge:  Blunt
P.O.B.: 1''
Thickness: 5.30 mm - 4.47 mm
Width: 27.3 mm
Grip Length: 3 3/4 mm
Pommel: Welded

Popular in Spain in the early 1600’s, the Cup-Hilt Rapier gave total protection for the hand. This defense on the weapon itself became necessary after armored gauntlets were discarded alongside heavier armors. Also, many schools of swordfighting were emphasizing greater weapon control by occasionally using fingers over the older straight crossguards – whether through trial-and-error or foresight, swordsmen and their weaponsmiths began to emphasize greater hand protection. The word rapier itself perhaps derives from the Spanish ‘’espada ropera’’, the ‘’sword of the robes’’ – marking it as a favorite civilian weapon. Fighting techniques of the time emphasized using an off-hand secondary weapon or buckler to deflect an opponents attack and to then follow up with a counter-thrust, often to the face.

This rapier, made by Fabri Armorum, is hand-made in the Czech Republic. The blade is made from carbon spring steel (type 14260.7). The blade is welded with brass to the pommel for strength. The guard and pommel are of steel and the grip is wood with leather glued over top. Twisted wire is inlaid into the grip. Made for heavy duty blade-on-blade combat, the sword is guaranteed for two years by the manufacturer under normal stage/sport combat conditions.

The leather grips come in a variety of brown/black shades.

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