Product Name: Cuore dell’Oceano Military Rapier
Period: end of 16th c.
Source: Wallace Collection
Blade Cross Section: Composite, with fullers
Pommel: 14 (after A.V.B. Norman’s Classification)
Guard: 43 (after A.V.B. Norman’s Classification)
Counterguard: 12 (after A.V.B. Norman’s Classification)
Overall Length: 120.5 cm
Blade Length: 90.4 cm
Max Blade Width: 15 cm
Guard Width: 25 cm
Grip Length: 9 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: 21.5 cm
Edge Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: 1586 gr.
Hardening: 50 HRC
Stare into the abyss long enough, the abyss stares back
– F. Nietzsche
Cuore dell’Oceano Military Rapier was inspired by the inv. A535 preserved in the Wallace Collection. The blue stingray skin and the exquisite finishing give it a powerful effect, second only to its blade presence. This is not a sword for everyone, but the scholars of Vincenzo Saviolo’s teachings could find in it the perfect high end companion. Cuore dell’Oceano Military Rapier can pair with a beautiful parrying dagger.
Sincere thanks to the Wallace Collection and the Wallace Collection Picture Library Staff for supporting this project.