Saxon Style Composite Rapier
A rapier with a hilt in the style commonly found in Saxony in the early 17th century, for a left-handed fencer. The blade is a blunt reproduction of Object 13 from the MAM Botticino.1
The fuller inscription: +V·E·L·I·S + N·O·L·I·S·V·E+ / +D·O·M+.
- Overall length: 1240mm
- Blade length: 1070mm
- Blade width at base: 22mm
- Weight: 1250g
The motive behind the construction of this sword was the ideal, perfectly tailored weapon for rapier combat according to Salvator Fabris’ “Sienza e Pratica d’Arme” and various treatises written by masters in his german lineage (Joachim Köppen, Hans Wilhelm Schöffer), where it is required to align the sword in one line from the point to the elbow.
All images © Stefan Feichtinger, if not otherwise noted.
- 1.Fortner F, Schrattenecker J, Rapp K. Detailed Measurement of Edged Weapons from the Gotti Collection. De Lo Schermo. Published 2018. Accessed 2019. http://www.rapier.at/2018/07/13/detailed-measurment-of-edged-weapons-from-the-mam-martial-arts-museum-botticino-roberto-gotti-collection/