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Hanwei SH1098 43" Practical Training Rapier


Retail: $354.93 CDN
Price $331.86 CDN

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Description

The Schlaeger Rapiers utilize a popular swept hilt, modified to accommodate Hanwei's schlaeger blades in 37" (SH1099) and 43" (SH1098) lengths. These tapered blades provide a superior balance compared to the traditional parallel-sided schlaegers, making for a faster sword.

Paul Chen's Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.

The Main Gauche, or left hand companion, was often used with the rapier, providing an added dimension in both offense and defense, and the “Schools of Fence” which proliferated in Europe during this period taught the use of the two weapons in combination. The Main Gauche would often match the Rapier in styling, while incorporating features which maximized the effectiveness of the piece.Replacement blades, both live and blunt (for sparring), are available for most of the Rapiers and Main Gauches.

Overall: 49 1/4“
Blade Length: 43“
Weight: 2lb 5oz


Specs will vary slightly
from piece to piece.
 

Key Features:

  • High-carbon steel blade
  • Excellent balance
  • Button-tipped

Practical Rapier, 43" Blade

Details

  • Model: SH1098
  • Manufactured by: Hanwei Paul Chen




This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 25 September, 2014.