Rapier, Wood Grip by Paul Chen CAS Hanwei
Rapier, Wood Grip by Paul Chen CAS Hanwei

Rapier, Wood Grip by Paul Chen CAS Hanwei

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Renaissance Rapier, Wood Grip by Paul Chen CAS Hanwei.

This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) and a hardwood grip. The hilt is of the same size as the museum piece on which it is based, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with the Hanwei  “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2117) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.

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.

Key Features:

  • Authentic historical design
  • Steel basket
  • Rigid scabbard


    Overall: 44 3/4"
    Blade Length: 36 5/8"
    Weight: 2lb 1oz
    Point of Balance: 3"
    Point of Harmonics: 27"
    Width at Guard: .75"
    Width at Tip: .40"
    Thickness at Guard: .24"
    Thickness at Tip: .10"
    Blade Steel: 1566

    Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.

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    Inventory Last Updated: Jun 13, 2021