Rapier Spanish Sword
This pointy sword is a replica of the Rapier Spanish Sword which goes way back to the 16th century and it hails from Spain. The meaning of Rapier is a thin, light sharp-pointed sword that is used for thrusting. Spanish Rapier was used as the principal civilian sidearm throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
A rapier, also known as an espada ropera, is a sort of sword with a thin, highly pointed, two-edged blade that was used in Western Europe throughout the 16th and 17th centuries for both civilian usage (for duelling and self-defense) and as a military side weapon.
This Spanish Rapier is designed for cut-and-thrust fencing of progressively complex techniques, the rapier is characterized by a double-edged blade with an acute point and an elaborate guard for the hand.
Smewindia’s Rapier has a hilt with a wooden and leather finish, it has a complex hand guard which is in ring shape extends forward from the crosspiece, it protects the hand of the sword holder well.
The term “rapier” often refers to a sword with a relatively long blade and a protective hilt that is designed to protect the hand holding the sword. A wide blade fitted on a standard rapier hilt may also be seen on several vintage rapier models. Because this hybrid weapon might be characterised as a form of broadsword, the title “rapier” can be perplexing.
The rapier of Rapier Spanish Sword is made for swift and nimble thrusting strikes, even though its blade may be somewhat wide enough to cut (though not near as much as the broader swords used in the Middle Ages, such the longsword).
The rapier sword is frequently associated with those used by the “Three Musketeers,” characters from Alexander Dumas’ nineteenth-century novel that has been adapted for the big screen multiple times in a variety of ways.
To be clear, the Rapier Spanish Swords we typically see in movies do not exactly match the original rapier swords from the Modern Age; rather, what we typically see in movies are hybrid swords, which combine rapier sword fittings with contemporary blades used in modern fencing.In the modern world Certain styles of fencing focus on the use of a rapier, though most modern fencers use a foil, epee, or sabre.
Initially the use of the rapier sword was resticted to the higher spheres of society such as the members of the royal family, monarchs or military gentlemen such as those of the Order of Alcántara. Therefore, to own this type of sword was a symbol of power and prestige. However, as time passed intellectuals, bourgeoisie or military men began to use the Rapier Spanish Sword as well.
Although the Rapier Spanish Sword originally had a long, wide blade, as fencing techniques advanced, stabbing techniques took the place of cutting techniques, and the rapier sword changed into one with a straight, thin, and long blade that could occasionally exceed one metre in length and weigh up to a kilogramme. The sword’s blade was intended for both attack and defence. Depending on how the sword will be used, the fulcrum of the blade is typically six inches from the hilt;
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