As of August 1st 2012 this item can no longer be discounted due to new higher factory costs at Hanwei. This item is now only available from Hanwei direct at www.edgefair.com.
The Gustav Rapier replicates a weapon used by King Gustav Adolf II, who ruled Sweden in the early part of the 17th century. The shell guard of the rapier is unusual but effective. The rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) with "blade catcher" quillons and a twisted-wire grip. The hilt is of the same size as the original, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with our “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2209) may also be equipped with a sparring blade.