Rapier

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The rapier generally refers to a relatively long-bladed sword characterized by a complex hilt which is constructed to provide protection for the hand wielding it. While the blade might be broad enough to cut to some degree (but nowhere near that of the wider, slightly heavier swords in use around the Middle Ages), the long thin blade lends itself to thrusting.

The blade might be sharpened along its entire length, sharpened only from the center to the tip, or completely without a cutting edge. A typical example would weigh 1 kilogram (2.2 lb) and have a relatively long and slender blade of 2.5 centimetres (0.98 in) or less in width, 1 metre (39 in) or more in length and ending in a sharply pointed tip.[1]

Variations

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Antique cup-hilted rapierTerald's Tenttruetrue
Antique swept-hilt rapierDunshade: Echo of Tearstruetrue
Basket-hilt rapier with a dragonwood hiltSquat Bungalow (2)true
Basket-hilted matte black steel dueling rapierDarkbox 414 prizesDrathrok's Duskruin 419/Incidental lootPointed Ramarck'strue
Basket-hilted rapier with a bird-shaped pommeltrue
Basket-hilted sword rapierEdword's Accoutrements (2)Edword's Accoutrements (3)Edword's Accoutrements (4)true
Bent rapiertruetrue
Blued steel swept-hilt rapierSquat Bungalow (1)truetrue
Blued-steel rapier with an obsidian and opal inlaid hiltCurse of the Ghost Shiptrue
Bronze rapierCharacter Managertrue
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References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rapier

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