A rapier was a one-handed, martial melee weapon in the sword family.[4]

Description[edit | edit source]

The rapier was a slender, sharply pointed sword often with a complex hilt designed to protect the wielding hand. The blade could be sharpened along some or all of the length of the blade or may not have any cutting edge at all. The blade was typically 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) wide or less and 39 inches (99 centimeters) or more in length.[citation needed] A typical rapier cost 20 gp and weighed 2 pounds (910 grams).[4]

Weaponology[edit | edit source]

Used mainly for thrusting and piercing attacks, it was favored by both fencers and duelists. Rapiers were relatively light blades and quite deadly in the hands of those properly trained, therefore they were classified as martial weapons.[citation needed]

Notable Rapiers[edit | edit source]

Dragathil
One of the Baneblades of Demron[6]
Sembian guardblade
Expensive magical rapiers usually wielded by Sembite nobles[7]

Appendix[edit | edit source]

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Novels
The Ring of WinterWar in TethyrThe Crimson Gold
Video Games
Dungeons & Dragons: Eye of the BeholderNeverwinterIdle Champions of the Forgotten RealmsBaldur's Gate III

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Further reading[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

Smallwikipedialogo.png Rapier article at Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

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