This review of the Bone Handled Swept Hilt Rapier may be brief, and it may not be one of those reviews that compares it to historical originals and argues about the finer points of its handling or construction.
But it is a fun, mostly visual look at what to expect from this particular piece - all done from an end users perspective. And while the amount of information is not huge, it is enough so that you can decide if it is something that you'd like to add to your personal collection or not...
Plus, you have to admit, regardless of how historically accurate it may be, it is certainly a very photogenic piece!
Review by Brian Stine, Greenfield USA
I've wanted a Rapier for a long time. I have always thought of it as The "Gentleman's" sword!
It came to me packet in a Styrofoam container, that was boxed and packet with packing-paper.
Blade length: 37"
Hilt length: 8.5"
POB (point of balance): 1" from base of Hilt
Weight: 2 lbs. 4 oz
The tip had a burr on it, so I used a sharpening stone on it and cleaned it up.
I think the bone handle is attractive, but because its so smooth I think if your hand was to become sweaty you may lose your grip.
The Blade is not sharpened, so no cutting. I thrust it into the box that it came in, and it went through it with no resistance.
The long blade was a little strange as I am accustomed to katana. When I went to test the handling I put a huge scratch in my wall not realizing how close I was standing to the wall. LOL.
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