Shell Hilt Rapier

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Shell Hilt Rapier

1,500.00

This rapier is based on a 17th century original auctioned through Czerney's. Their description was as follows: 

A FINE RAPIER

Straight, double-edged blade of lozenge section, long and double grooves at the first part, featuring the signature "IL SPADARO" and "DE SCACCHI"; iron hilt with double, shell-shaped valve, "S"-quillons and loop-guard pierced and carved at the edges; guard ring and guard at the center with knots and flames; oval pommel with oblique grooves. Wooden grip with iron wire binding and moor's heads.

Brescia, circa 1600
length 116 cm.

 

I've tried to replicate the hilt of this piece as closely as I can. 

 The hilt is currently mounted with a 42" Hanwei Practice Rapier. The blade is shown in the photos with a nail tip, but this has been removed. . If you don't do HEMA and want a sharp looking tip for stage combat, just let me know and I can cut it down to your preferred length.  It can also be remounted with a different blade of your choice (sharp, blunt, etc).

The grip is ABS plastic wrapped in wire. The pommel is keyed to the tang to prevent rotation and is held on with a recessed pommel nut, threaded 6x1mm.

Overall weight is 2.67 lbs, and the POB is about 1.5" in front of the guard. The sword is 49" long overall.

If you like this hilt and are interested in having it mounted with a different blade, please contact me..

           

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