Thread: Italian? Rapier
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Old 10th December 2017, 12:06 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Foxbat
... I belong to the school that considers the hilt the primary part of a rapier...

Could it be bacause hilts have in their 'favour' one attribute, which is the esthetical component ? However is the blade, the part that swordsmen primarily depend upon. Is it wrong to say that blade smiths names (and marks) were more in the limelight ?

Originally Posted by Foxbat
...Victrix is, of course, correct, as we know, rapiers were assembled from components, made by more than one master...

Not only rapiers, but also
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