Arms & Armor Northern Italian Rapier
Original: Circa 1585
The fully swept hilt consists of three side rings on the foreguard complimented by a four bar inner guard and a faceted barrel-shaped pommel. The wire-bound grip is crowned with braided Turk's heads. The blade is nearly a quarter-inch thick at the hilt and tapers to an authentic point and edge. This piece was custom ordered with a blade four inches longer than typical for this model, with hilt components modified accordingly.
Has a black leather scabbard.
Overall length: 49.75"
Weight: 3 pounds
Width of guard: 10"
Blade: 42" long below finger rings; 1.125" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 5.25"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5" from finger rings
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~27" from finger rings
Maker: Arms & Armor
This item has been retired from the collection.