Greetings to all
This is my first post in this forum. I'm a fencing student from Portugal. Most of my training is with the longsword, but I spend some time with Capoferro's teaching whenever I can. This brings us to the fact that I'm currently search for a new rapier.
The Hanwei Practical 43'' seems to be out of stock everywhere, due to the fire at the factory. Also, I still have some doubts with the Torinos, Solingen, etc being used for serious HEMA training. So this can be an oportunity to go for some more up market stuff.
I've handled a Pavel Marek hilt recently and was very impressed by it. Even with their new prices (240€ standard, 280 for more complex stuff) they are still achivable for my current budget (mechanical engineering student). Also, can pick any blade length between 90 and 110cm.
So, what's your experience with them? Are they worth the price? Any input will be appreciated.
Thanks in advance