Spanish Rapier – Do you know why its a worlds best rapiers?

spanish rapier

School of Spanish Repair “La Verdadera Destreza” was founded by the person named “Don Jeronimo de Carranza” around the 16th century.

This was one of the best school who just utilized one stand or posture concept. keeping arms straight forward with the blade parallel to the ground. You might probably see rapier flight videos they all users the same posture to show the skill and dominance

Like that of the sword fight, even the rapiers concept was inside the imaginary circle, as usual, the footwork, angular utilization played the major role for the winners. even though it sounded less with posters the conceptual and theoretical values very much more advanced than any other schools of the 16th century.

As school name “ La Verdadera Destreza “ was in Spanish I just wanted to know what does that mean, as always I Googled it and found a Wikipedia page and this is what it described. “ La Verdadera Destreza “ Means “true skill” or “a true art and Destreza means skill or ability.

Destreza is a Universal principle of the system applicable to all fighting of Swordsmanship.


People also ask:

Were Rapiers used in war?

Rapiers are a gentleman weapon and it was clearly built with the concept of defending against attacks, it does not mean it cannot be used in Wars. There are few articles of indications that say the Rapiers were used in war but those Rapiers had a heavier blade and robust guards. These Rapiers were combined with reference weapons like buckler or Parrying dagger or clock for Montante flail or polearms like Pike and halyards etc.


Types of Spanish rapier

Spanish repairs schools used 2 types of repairs:

  1. Swept hilt rapiers
  2. Cup hilt repairs

Swept hilt Rapiers

Swift hilt repairs these were used during the late 16th century.

Swept hilt Rapiers was mainly used by Italians as I previously quoted in the article there are signs of using repairs in the war and this is one such repairs. these repairs Mohamad with a blackened iron and a hilt or guard.

All the swept hilt repairs were built in Spain as the quality of craftsmanship these swords always supported the quicker and fluid action during the attack.


History sneak peek

16th century starts with Julian and ends with Julian or Gregorian between 1501 to 1600.

Historians say this is the era of raise in western civilization and the Islamic Gunpowder Empires.

During 1503 to 1506 one of the world’s popular paintings was done yes you guessed it right it’s Monalisa by Leonardo da Vinci.

Cup hilt repairs

Cup hilt repairs came to existence during the 17th century.

Rapiers are pretty long fitted with the handle to protect the hand. the hilt was basically a ring in a later end these rings were covered by a metal plate forming a Cup-shaped, then it evolved into a new cup hilt repairs. These cup hilt rapiers hardly as the same feature as that of the normal repairs.


History sneak peek

17th century started on January 1st, 1601 to December 31st, 1700 this is also called the early modern period in Europe

according to the historian’s world’s first public company came to existence ie. Dutch East India Company

People also ask

Do repairs have sharp edges ?

To answer this we will have to go back to the 16th and 17th century, as theoretically noted rapiers were used in the war, as it was used in Wars they were capable of having the sharp edges that could slaughter. there is much debate over these facts it all depends on the type of repairs used.


Part of Spanish repairs

Even if it’s cup hilt rapiers, Deschaux rapiers or the Spanish rapiers, parts remain the same in all types of repairs

Basically divided into 3 parts
1. Hilt
2. Blade
3. Handle

Spanish Rapier
Spanish Rapier

Hilt :

Hilt it is an external cover to the handle which protects your fist during the fight

Blade :

Blade different type of repairs use different types of blades and these are divided into three

1. Forte: Forte is the stronger part close to the hilt.
2. Media or Mezzo: It’s a Centre part of the blade.
3. Debole: Debole is soft part basically a tip of the blade

Handle :

Handle its a supporting part to hold the repairs, in the 16th and 17th centuries they used wooden handles now its been evolved to the metal handles.


Conclusion on Spanish Rapier

Spanish rapier is one of the best rapiers as it is done by the best craftsmanship, Spanish craftsmanship are considered the best all over the world. There is much modification done to the original Spanish rapier also there are multiple sites selling those. Check different rapiers before buying one.


The End, ♥ towards Pocket knife

Reference : sword-buyers-guide.com , martinez-destreza.com

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