Product Name: Galante Cup-Hilted Rapier
Period: 17th c.
Source: Inspired by spanish and neapolitan period originals
Blade Cross Section: triangular with fuller on both sides
Pommel: Type 14 (after A.V.B. Norman’s classification)
Guard: Straight, with knuckle
Overall Length: 120 cm
Blade Length (from the cup): 100 cm
Blade Width: 2.4 cm
Guard Width: 28 cm
Grip Length: 8 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: 4.5 cm from the cup
Edge Thickness: 2 mm
Weight: approx 950 – 1050 gr. (Alpha Phase)
Hardening: 50 HRC
Flexibility: 8 kg
Price 330 €
The Galante Cup-Hilt Rapier, with its essential curves, a heat treated cup and a modern cross section is a perfect entry-level rapier or spada da lato a striscia, as the Italians would call it. In fact this rapier offers an incredibly light handling and a good flexibility that allows to practice safely. It is an excellent pairing with our new Sail Dagger.
The Galante Cup-Hilt Rapier is a sport version of the 17th century historical ones, simplified and designed specifically for HEMA.
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