Phoenix Metal Pappenheimer
Original: Circa 1620-40

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The Renaissance duel saw the birth of a new civilian sword known as the rapier. With an emphasis on the thrust, the hilt of the rapier was generally made with some sort of heavy hand protection which evolved over time. The Pappenheimer style is one which was used on both civilian and military weapons. It derives its name from modern scholars because the type is thought to have been used by the cavalry of Gottfried Heinrich, Graf Pappenheim, the Imperial general of the Thirty Years War.

This particular Pappenheimer rapier is a masterpiece with a hilt created by Erik Stevenson of Phoenix Metal Creations mounted on a blade by Angus "Gus" Trim. It is amazingly fast and light in the hand. The execution of the hilt piercing is phenomenal, and the fit and finish is fantastic. The hilt is a Type 67 using A.V.B. Norman's classification.

See our hands-on review for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 46.25"
Weight: 2.5 pounds
Width of guard: 7"
Blade: 37.25" long; 1" wide at base
Ricasso: 2" long
Grip length: 3"
Point of Balance (PoB): 3.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~26" from guard

Maker: Erik Stevenson, Phoenix Metal Creations of Colorado.

This item has been retired from the collection.

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