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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 1:31 pm    Post subject: DT5169 Rapier         Reply with quote

I came across a new (?) rapier model over at the Del Tin website, DT5169, a 16th century Italian rapier. It has some attractive hilt features that I haven't yet seen on modern replicas. 2.8 lbs. 42.5 inches OL


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is, indeed, a new offering from Del Tin and it looks good! Don't know what its inspiration is, but it looks good.

Thanks for posting this.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 1:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think it looks better than good Nathan Wink
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 2:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my, that's gorgeous!! Surprised

Any idea how what its price tag is?

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 2:07 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm not a big rapier fan, but that is a hilt worth drooling over!
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Jan, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Edward Hitchens wrote:
Oh my, that's gorgeous!! Surprised

Any idea how what its price tag is?


I don't see any price tags on the Del Tin Home site. You must email them for prices. DT5169 isn't easy to find there. Here is a new feature at the site where you will come across it, along with all the other models. Scroll all the way down to the bottom to see a photo line of all the swords. http://www.deltin.it/elenco4.htm

I didn't think I would be buying any more Del Tins, but that sword is very tempting. It looks like it has a type XIX blade (or is there too much profile taper for it to be that type?)
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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007 2:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is indeed a beautiful hilt. I really like it.

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007 6:57 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is, indeed, a nice looking hilt. I have noted that the cast details on a lot of Del Tins tend to be rather smooth or "washed out". This particular example in the photo seems to have nice, crisp details.

Roger Hooper wrote:
...It looks like it has a type XIX blade (or is there too much profile taper for it to be that type?)

I don't think that the Oakeshott blade typology is really applicable to rapiers. Though the blade on this new DT looks to be fairly heavy for a rapier - almost more of a broadsword blade (and certainly there were historical rapiers with very substantial blades!). At any rate, I don't think it is a type XIX, since Oakeshott defines at type XIX as having a hexagonal cross-section. It's hard to tell from the photo, but this blade looks lenticular to me.

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PostPosted: Fri 26 Jan, 2007 8:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Steve Grisetti wrote:
At any rate, I don't think it is a type XIX, since Oakeshott defines at type XIX as having a hexagonal cross-section. It's hard to tell from the photo, but this blade looks lenticular to me.


It looks like a hex to me. Check out between where the fuller ends and the tip. There appears to be a distinct flat that extends past the fuller to the tip.

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PostPosted: Sat 27 Jan, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Steve Grisetti wrote:
At any rate, I don't think it is a type XIX, since Oakeshott defines at type XIX as having a hexagonal cross-section. It's hard to tell from the photo, but this blade looks lenticular to me.


It looks like a hex to me. Check out between where the fuller ends and the tip. There appears to be a distinct flat that extends past the fuller to the tip.
Sorry, but I don't see it - if you see it as 'distinct', maybe its my eyes or my screen. I went to the Del Tin site to see if there might be another view, but, there was not. I guess someone needs to buy one and do a review!
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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jan, 2007 6:44 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Edward Hitchens wrote:
Oh my, that's gorgeous!! Surprised

Any idea how what its price tag is?


The price is 357 Euros, or $462.70. (Shipping costs not included) Del Tin now has a 3 month backlog, considerably less time than it once was.
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2015 8:40 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Blast from the past but has anyone ever bought or handled this sword?
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2015 9:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I never did buy it. It would be easier to do that now, as it can presently be found Here at Kult of Athena for $530.00 It's a good looking sword, even with the typical Del Tin rough spots. I wonder how it handles?
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PostPosted: Thu 16 Jul, 2015 10:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Roger Hooper wrote:
I never did buy it. It would be easier to do that now, as it can presently be found Here at Kult of Athena for $530.00 It's a good looking sword, even with the typical Del Tin rough spots. I wonder how it handles?


Same question I have. Searched around the web but did not find much of anything. Might buy it and just hope it is not a pretty turd handling wise. Wink

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