17th Century Swept Hilt Rapier by Kingston Arms
17th Century Swept Hilt Rapier by Kingston Arms

17th Century Swept Hilt Rapier by Kingston Arms

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Our Renaissance-style rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements.  Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.

The Main Gauche, or left-hand dagger, was often used with the rapier, providing an added dimension in both offense and defense, and the “Schools of Fence” which proliferated in Europe during this period taught the use of the two weapons in combination.  The main gauche would often match the rapier in styling, while incorporating features which maximized the effectiveness of the piece.  Replacement blades, both live and blunt (for sparring), are available for most of the rapiers and main gauches.

Key Features:

  • 24 1/4" high carbon steel blade
  • 3 1/4" cord-wrapped grip
  • Matte stainless steel guard


Overall: 42 7/8"
Blade Length: 24 1/4"
Handle Length: 5 3/8"
Weight: 2 lbs 13 oz
Point of Balance: 2 5/8"
Width at Guard: 0.75"
Thickness at Guard: 5.5mm
Thickness at Tip: 2.5mm

Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

The 17th Century Swept Hilt Rapier by Kingston Arms destined to impress, and priced at only $339.00, for a limited time.

Inventory Last Updated: Jul 13, 2024