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    Rapier balance ant other

    Hi all!
    I got this rapier atributed later 19th. Im not specialist and dont known how balance good for rapier, but in my mind on my rapier is good? Blade is enough sharp and have some wear of break. Posible is this rapier was use for training, not for decoration?

    All lenght 112cm
    blade lenght up to guard 91cm
    blade lengtht up to grip 100cm
    weight 900g
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    Last edited by edwardauskis; 12-18-2020 at 04:18 AM.

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    Rather than just showing it balanced on your finger, could you tell us how far the balance point is from the guard? Also, the weight of the sword would help. To me it looks like a nice sword, but more information is needed to have a better idea of what you have.
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    From the guard 7cm , about weight I post later. Sorry for my English, maybe I misunderstand your question
    Last edited by edwardauskis; 12-17-2020 at 01:05 PM.

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    weight 900g, point from guard 7cm

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    Your English is fine and you did not misunderstand my comment. Thank you for the additional information. To me it seems like a sword intended for use, whether for training or actual fighting rather than just for decoration. But others more knowledgeable than me may reply with a different opinion.
    Last edited by Brock H; 12-18-2020 at 08:34 AM.
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    Hello,

    Your sword seems to be well-balanced and has an excellent weight for real rapier swordplay. However, it would be too dangerous to train with it: it has a real point and quite an edge, at least from the pictures. A trainer would have no point to tell of, and blunt edges.

    However, I agree on the description, it looks like a very good repro from mid- to late 19th century of a Pappenheimer rapier (well, forgetting that absurd hole in the ricasso!). Nice sword, anyway.
    SI, SI
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