Cavalier Rapier

Cavalier Rapier

Product Code: 88FCR

Manufacturer: Cold Steel

£592.00 (INC. VAT)

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By the mid-1600’s duelling was at the height of its popularity. In fact, this trend for settling affairs of honour with steel reached such heights that King Louis XIII of France outlawed duelling for fear of losing too many of his important dignitaries to this dangerous pursuit!

Aristocratic noblemen saw it as their manly duty to defend their honour at sword-point, and as such began not only seeking out the knowledge and training imparted by specialist sword masters, but also exploring new types of weapon to help them gain a decisive edge.

One particular sword began to gain popularity - a smaller, lighter and faster version of the Rapier that was easier to carry and quicker in combat. A precursor to what would eventually become the Smallsword referred to by many simply as the “transitional rapier”.

Cold Steel’s interpretation of this blade (which we have named the Cavalier Rapier) features a sharp double edged and needle tipped blade which is decidedly shorter and lighter than a classic Rapier, allowing for much more speed and agility.

With a tempered steel pierced shell guard, rings, quillons and knuckle bow it offers astonishingly good hand protection, while its wire wrapped grip and counter balancing pommel give great comfort and liveliness in-hand.

 ImperialMetric
Weight 38.4oz 1.09kg
Blade Thickness 0.2" 5.1mm
Blade Length 36" 91.4cm
Handle 8¼" 21.0cm
Handle Details Wire Wrapped Grip
Steel 1055 Carbon
Overall 44¼" 1.12m
Scabbard Leather/Wood w/Steel Fittings

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    Review by Stampy
    After some research and chatting on the phone about the different types of companies and build quality and price i decided that Cold steel was a good make so ordered this sword as the start of a collection.
    I was not disappointed when it turned up the next day well boxed and undamaged, it looks as good as it does in all the photos and well made with a good finish.
    I would recommend give Southern Swords a look and try as i will be using them again.