"Vincentio" is a recreation of a beautiful 17th century Italian Seven Rings rapier, inspired by specimens in the fine collection of Italian Renaissance Rapier in New York Metropolitan Museum of Arts and other collections.
Name after the famous Italian fencing master Vincentio Saviolo, Vincentio is a rapier optimized for thrusting.
This is another exacting recreation that LK Chen has taken on, with valuable input from experts in the details of the seven ring complex hilt and the construction such as the braiding of the elaborate "Turkish head" wire knots in the hilt.
Approximations only, all measurements subject to slight variation for each swords
Total length: 121.5 cm (47.83")
Blade length from 7 ring basket: 99.5 cm (39.17")
Hilt length (handle & pommel: 22 cm (8.66")
Total Weight: 1399 grams (3 lb)
Point of Balance (from 7 ring basket): 0 cm (0")
At hand guard: 20 mm
At 5 mm from tip: 9 mm
At hand guard: 6.5 mm
Near tip: 2.5 mm
Complex Hexagonal with fuller, transition to diamond shape to tip.
Steel GB 60Si2MnA
High Carbon Manganese Spring Steel (Compare to AISI/SAE 5160 spring steel)
Element % 60Si2MnA AISI/SAE 5160
Carbon 0.56-0.64 0.56-0.61
Silicon 1.60-2.00 0.15-0.35
Manganese 0.60-0.90 0.75-1.00
Phosphorus <=0.030 <=0.035
Sulfur <=0.030 <=0.040
Chromium <=0.35 0.70-0.90
Nickel <=0.35 <=0.25
Hardness 52-54 HRC.
Medium to Low firing and through quenching for hardness
Hand guard and pommel: Stainless Steel
Handle wrap: Steel wire wrapped around a sculptural synthetic core with "Turkish head" wire knots decorated on both end of the handle.
Scabbard : Black fine top grain leather over wood core
Scabbard chape: Stainless Steel