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Cold Steel Ribbed Shell Rapier Companion Dagger

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Retail Price: $299.99
Our Price: $161.99
Item Number: CS88CHD
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
Manufacturer Part No: 88CHD

Cold Steel Ribbed Shell Rapier Companion Dagger - CS88CHD

According to most historians the Rapier first appeared on the sword scene in the late 14th century and held sway in most of Europe until the late 16th century except in Spain where it endured clear into the 18th century. The reason for its long reign as the civilian weapon of choice for self-defense and dueling can be tied to its two major advantages.

First its long, slim, double edged blade was ideal for delivering point oriented blows at a great distance while still being able to deliver a stinging cut. And secondly, its continually evolving hilt of rings, bars, quillions, shells, and eventually, an intricately chiseled cup offered excellent protection (especially now that the armored gauntlet had been abandoned) and shed, caught or deflected blows at the sword hand and forearm with great aplomb.

Companion Parrying Dagger
Designed to compliment Cold Steel's Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier, their Parrying Dagger offers a long, double edged blade with a stiff, diamond cross section and is fully sharpened, which makes it ideal for delivering a lethal thrust. In addition to that, it also sports twin, upturned quillions that are expertly angled to catch, trap, and immobilize an opponent's blade. The handle of Cold Steel's dagger is styled to match the correspondingly larger Rapier with its similar wood, ray skin and wire grip, and heavy ribbed pommel.


Item Number: 88CHD
Name: Ribbed Shell Rapier Companion Dagger
Blade Length: 14 1/4"
Overall Length: 20 3/4"
Steel: 1055 Carbon
Weight: 15.6 oz
Handle: 6 1/2"
Scabbard: Leather Scabbard w/ Steel Fittings

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