Comparison of period rapiers with modern reproductions

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Comparison of period rapiers with modern reproductions

Postby Mink » 28 Aug 2015 21:03

Hello all,

Florian Fortner and Julian Schrattenecker have just published a very interesting article:

Comparison of period rapiers with modern reproductions

It contains measurements for 7 antique rapiers and 5 modern blades. What makes it especially valuable is how thorough the measurements are; they include for example the total mass, overall length, blade length, point of balance, pivot points, and even measurements of cross-sections. They have used the method described in one of my earlier articles, which makes me very happy of course :) A very important reference for anyone studying rapier!

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