This rapier is a replica of originals from the late sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. In this period the rapier was used instead of the sword in Europe. The rapier originated in Spain in the fifteenth century as a weapon for self-defense and duels. In the following century people started using the rapier in the war. It was primarily a weapon for the elite with its beautiful streamlined forms.
This rapier made of carbon steel is semi-sharp with a grip wrapped with steel wire. It is delivered including a black leather scabbard with steel ends.
Material: carbon steel (rapier), leather, wood, steel (scabbard);
Total length: 112 cm;
Blade length: 95 cm;
Weight: 1100 g;
Steel type: carbon steel;
Edge: semi-sharp (0.5 - 1 mm);
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: steel wire;
Delivery including black scabbard;
Based on historical original: Yes
Transport weight (in grams): 2000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.