CAS Hanwei Practical Rapier 43" Blade - SH1098

$203.95

MSRP* : $265.00 | You Save* : $61.05 (23%)
Part #: CISH1098 | CAS Hanwei
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Description
CISH1098: Practical Rapier, 43" Blade
CAS Hanwei
 
The Schlaeger Rapiers utilize a popular swept hilt, modified to accommodate Hanwei's schlaeger blades in 37" (SH1099) and 43" (SH1098) lengths. These tapered blades provide a superior balance compared to the traditional parallel-sided schlaegers, making for a faster sword.

Paul Chen's 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.
Features
  • High-carbon steel blade
  • Excellent balance
  • Button-tipped
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 43"
  • Overall: 49.25"
  • Blade Steel: 1566
  • Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz.
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 61564200260

CAS Hanwei Practical Rapier 43" Bladerated 4.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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CAS Hanwei Practical Rapier 43" Blade
rated 4 stars out of 5
Mike T.
Ashgabat Turkmenistan
Feb 28, 2016
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Great for Loaner Gear
I purchased 2 of these for loaner gear for my SCA branch. They take the abuse well. They are fairly balanced and break down fairly easily for transport. They are great for the price.
CAS Hanwei Practical Rapier 43" Blade
rated 4 stars out of 5
Sean L.
Cleveland Ohio
Sep 10, 2011
Pros: Overall Quality, Usable, Handle Material, Finish
Cons: None
An Outstanding Deal
I'm a SCA fencer who needed a longer weapon option for some fights. This rapier was an excellent option for its price. The weapon is well crafted and finished. For a blade of it length, the balance is also good, largely due to the taper in the blade. It's even a pretty good looking weapon. The only thing that (barely) kept this from gettig an excellent rating is the whippy nature of the foible. The length of the blade is certainly part of the reason and given how nice the rapier is otherwise, I can live with it. But someone who likes a stiffer blade may not be happy.

 

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