The ring hilts were a precursor to the cup hilts. AVBN 68 They are found in the early 17th century and are seen in a wide variation. Rings number from 4 to 9, with the larger number having very thin bars unsuited to practice weapons. The front rings are universally closed. Our ring hilt has 3 rings and a closed front plate. The outer ring is supported by a loop guard to the knucklebow and to the rear quillon.
The ring hilt, like the Pappenheimers, tends to be a bit heavier than the swept hilts and weighs about 2.2 lbs when mounted with a practice rapier blade at 42".
- Model: RingHilt
- Shipping Weight: 3lbs
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 31 March, 2009.