In the Renaissance the sword became more and more a second weapon beside the gun or the pistol. The blades became slimmer, a hilt became more usual than a cross-guard and the point was sharper for good stabbing.
The ricasso, an unpolished part of the blade, became more popular and was often used. One of the most well-known Renaissance swords was the rapier, which was mainly used as a duel and fashion sword. This slim sword already originated in 1470 and changed in a fast stabbing weapon without cutting edges.
This rapier is delivered including a scabbard. A similar model was used in a lot of Christian kingdoms around the 16th century, like Austria of Emperor Maximilian. Its length is 112 cm, it has a blade with a length of 88 cm and its width is 3 cm. It weighs 1,2 kg.
Length: 112 cm;
Blade length: 88 cm;
Grip length: 18 cm;
Blade width at guard: 3 cm;
Weight: 1200 g;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 48 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
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.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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.