SOLINGEN RAPIER (SH2205) 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) with "blade catcher" quillons and a twisted-wire grip. The hilt is of the same size as the 17th Century German 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 our “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2208) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.
The Solingen Rapier features a blade of high quality, strength, and
temper, and is fully functional. See model SH2208 Solingen Main Gauche for the perfect complement to this version of this sword.
Our 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.
• Overall: 45 1/4“
• Blade Length: 36 5/8“
• Weight: 2lb 5oz
• Point of Balance: 5"
• Point of Harmonics: 28"
• Width at Guard: .75"
• Width at Tip: .40"
• Thickness at Guard: .25"
• Thickness at Tip: .10"
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
• Solingen Main Gauche SH2208
• Solingen Rapier, Antiqued SH2205N
• Solingen Gauche Antiqued SH2208N