Blade Cross Section: Double fullered hexagonal section turning to diamond.
Pommel: Type 41 (After A.V.B. Norman’s Classification)
Hilt: Type 25 (After A.V.B. Norman’s Classification)
Inner Guard: Type 26 (After A.V.B. Norman’s Classification)
Overall Length: 119 cm
Blade Length: 98 cm
Max Blade Width: 3 cm
Guard Width: 16 cm
Grip Length: 8 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: 12 cm from the forte
Edge Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: approx. 1420 gr.
Hardening: 50 HRC
Flexibility: 8 kg
The Black Fairy
“You poor, simple fools. Thinking you could defeat me. Me, the mistress of all evil!”
The Maleficent Rapier, with its swept-hilt, the fullered section and the blackened finish is the modern rendition of a Wallace Collection’s German rapier (INV. A634) dated to the beginning of the 17th century. Its catchy aesthetics, the wonderfully chiselled plates of the ports and the sinous curves are a fine example of the ancient swordsmithing’s mastery, brought back and made alive to obtain a swept-hilt rapier suited for the HEMA practice. This is the right object for those who aim to study the rapier techniques of the Master Ridolfo Capoferro, whose treatise Gran Simulacro Dell’Arte e dell’Uso della Scherma was printed in 1610.
• Leather Grip: Obsidian Black, Ruby Red, Deep Blue
• Dismountable [allen wrench M4]
• Blackened finish
• Safe Thickened tip and responsive handling
• Handcrafted in Italy