The Parts of the Sword

Parts of the Rapier

It’s important to know your weapon. Each part has a specific function and by knowing the words that are used to describe them you can more easily learn and communicate about swordplay. The rapier has the following parts:

  • Hilt
    • Pommel
    • Grip / Handle
    • Quillons / Crossbar
    • Knuckle bow
    • Sweepings
    • Rings
  • Blade
    • Ricasso
    • True Edge
    • False Edge
    • Flat
    • Point
    • Forte / Strong
    • Debole / Weak
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