Hanwei Bone-handled Rapier
Original: European, late 16th century
This swept-hilt rapier has a non-fullered blade with a leather-covered ricasso. The quadrangular quillons terminate in finials that match the pommel and carved elements found within the rings of the hilt. The inner guard originates at the top of knuckle-bow then divides into three bars terminating at the ends of the hilt arms. A polished cow bone grip replaces the factory synthetic one.
Has a leather-covered wooden scabbard.
Overall length: 43"
Weight: 2.2 pounds
Width of guard: 11.5"
Blade: 36" long below finger rings; 1" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 6"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2.5" from guard
Maker: CAS Iberia / Hanwei
This item has been retired from the collection.