Rapier - Cup Hilt

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  • Regular price $300.00


Made-to-order: Build time of 10-12 weeks*

The rapier began as a lengthy cut-and-thrust sword and evolved into a lighter more specialized thrusting weapon. It was characterized by it's complex hilt and long slender blade. Early rapier designs, such as the side/double-ring, were derived from the shorter and heavier side-sword.

Our cup-hilt rapier is inspired by the later Spanish designs which opted for a large cupped guard instead of complex rings or branches. Our design is optimized for stage combat technique by having a fully rolled cup edge and a shorter cross-guard. It pairs perfectly with any of our daggers, but is a historical companion to the main-gauche.

• Aircraft-grade aluminum or high carbon steel blades**
• Safely rounded tips and edges
• Carbon steel guard, and pommel
• ABS grip core covered in Leather, Rayskin, or Wire Wrap
• Threaded tang & pommel for easy maintenance
• See specs for detailed dimensions

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Grip Colors

Cowhide Leather:

Cut from a 3oz 100% genuine high quality whole cowhide. Semi-transparent aniline dyed for a full depth of color while maintaining the natural grain. Made in the USA.


Black Brown Burgundy
Black Leather
Brown Leather
Burgundy Leather

Stingray Leather:

Sourced from non-endangered dasyatis stingray native to the Atlantic. Cut from 100% genuine full stingray hide in a caviar (standard) finish. This finish leaves the outer hide unaltered and maintains it's natural pearled ridges. Rayskin is extremely durable (25x stronger than cowhide) and naturally resists scratches, scuffing, or punctures. Made in the USA.


Black Navy Green
Black Ray Skin
Burgundy Purple
Burgandy Ray Skin Purple Ray Skin

Wire Wraps:

Made using bare wire in 18 gage, 24 gage or a combination of the two. Materials are 100% brass, copper, blackened carbon steel, or stainless steel. Made in the USA.


Black Brass Copper
Black Wire Wrap
Brass Wire Wrap
Copper Wire Wrap
Steel
Steel Wire Wrap
Specs

Blade is either aircraft- grade aluminum or high carbon steel. Guard and pommel are both high carbon steel. Tang and pommel are threaded for easy maintenance. Aluminum blades have 5/16 x 18 threads and steel blades have 6mm x 1 threads.

Steel Musketeer Blade: Length - 34.5" / Width - .75" to .25"
Aluminum Rapier Blade: Length - 35" / Width - .75" to .375"
Steel Diamond Schlager Blade: Length - 34" / Width - .75" to .375"

Guard: Length - 9"
Cup: Diameter - 5.5" / Depth - 2.25"
Knucklebow: Length - 4.75"
Grip: Length - 3.75" / Diameter - 1"
Pommel: Length - 2"
Total Length: 41"
Steel Musketeer Weight: 1.96 lbs / 31.3 oz
Aluminum Rapier Weight: 2.01 lbs / 32.2 oz
Steel Diamond Schlager Weight: 2.13 lbs / 34 oz