BONE GRIP RAPIER (SH1092) by CAS Hanwei
This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) and a bone grip. The hilt is of the same size as the museum piece on which it is based, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with the CAS Hanwei “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2197) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.
The CAS Hanwei 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 Bone Grip Rapier features a blade of high quality, strength, and
temper, and is fully functional. See model SH2197 Bone Grip Main Gauche for the perfect complement to this version of this sword.
• Overall: 45 1/4“
• Blade Length: 36 5/8“
• Weight: 2lb 2oz
• Point of Balance: 5"
• Point of Harmonics: 30"
• Width at Guard: .74"
• Width at Tip: .33"
• Thickness at Guard: .25"
• Thickness at Tip: .16"
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
• Main Gauche, Bone Grip SH2197
• Rapier, Wood Grip SH1024
• Main Gauche, Wood Grip SH2117