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Windlass Pappenheimer Rapier

Availability: Out of stock

$419.00

Quick Overview

This rapier is a superb sword with a blade that is light, flexible, capable of both cut and thrust and yet not too heavy for good point work.

Details

With its dashing good looks, the rapier became the weapon of choice for civilian gentry, but was never widely used by the military. However, it was obvious that the hand protection the new sword afforded was something that would be useful in battle. Since armor was in decline, blades could be slimmer. Sword designers conjured up a magic combination ­ a rapier style guard with a blade somewhere between a rapier and cutting sword. The sword rapier became the sword of choice for most of the military. It saw a great deal of use in the Thirty Years' War (1618-1648 AD) and was carried by many of the combatants. The Pappenheimer was the choice of many.

This version is a superb sword with a blade that is light, flexible, capable of both cut and thrust and yet not too heavy for good point work. The grip is wire wrapped wood and the guard and pommel are both steel. Scabbard is leather with steel mounts. An historically important sword and one that belongs in any collection of edged weapons. Made by WIndlass Steelcrafts.

Specifications

SPECIFICATION METRIC IMPERIAL
Overall Length 1115mm 43.9"
Blade Length 898mm 35.35"
Handle Length 93mm 3.66"
Weight 1.45 Kg 3 lbs 3 oz
Point of Balance
Width at Guard 23mm 0.91"
Width at Tip
Thickness at Guard
Thickness at Tip
Blade Steel 1065
Specifications will vary slightly from piece to piece.