Early 17th Century swept hilt rapier with ovoid pommel
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5th September 2017, 04:21 PM
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Originally Posted by
Hi Jean Luc,
as a general rule. Girard Thibault recommended in his book Academie de l'Espée in 1630 the following length for a rapier;
With the point on the ground, the guillon block reaches the belly button.
So for a 120 cm blade the man would be around 190 cm tall so not common for the period!
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