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'Practical' series cup-hilt rapier

A circa 1600 cup hilt rapier, part of the Practical series training swords. Light and balanced, great hand protection. 2mm thick blade edges and button tipped for safety. Black fiberglass resin scabbard with steel fittings. Quite tough with a relatively stiff blade, this rapier is perfect for stage or film or faire swashbuckling theatrical combat as well as being an excellent training tool for cut and thrust fencing. As of August 2009, these are approved for SCA heavy rapier and cut and thrust rapier programs (see link). I like these a lot, I'm sure you will like them too.

length: 44 1/2"
blade: 37"
blade width: 1" at guard
blade width: 3/16" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 5"
ricasso inside cup: 1 3/4"
guard: 11"
cup: 5 1/8" x 2 3/8"
balance point: 3 1/2" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 2.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 2 lb 9.0 oz

Price: $255

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