Buying a Spanish or "Cup-Hilt" Taza rapier, it combined style and functioned very effectively in 17th-century Europe.
Long extolled as the pinnacle of rapier design, the “Spanish” or “Cup-Hilt” rapier undoubtedly combined style and function very effectively in 17th century Europe. The very best of these weapons featured beautifully pierced cups and pommels and Paul Chen of Hanwei has replicated these to perfection and combined them with an elegantly tapered high-carbon steel blade in our “Taza” rapier (the name comes from the French, who called this style “a la Taza”). A leather-covered scabbard is included.
Elegantly tapered high-carbon steel blade
Pinnacle of rapier design
Leather-covered scabbard is included
Overall length: approx. 117.5 cm
Blade length: approx. 97.2 cm
Weight: approx. 936 g
Point of balance: approx. 12.7 cm from the guard
Point of harmonics: approx. 50.8 cm
Blade width at guard: approx. 1.9 cm
Blade width at tip: approx. 1.0 cm
Blade thickness at guard: approx. 6.4 mm
Blade thickness at tip: approx. 2.5 mm
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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