The rapier is a sword that was mainly used in Early Modern Europe in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. The weapon originated around the fifteenth century in Spain. It is a slim and sharp pointed sword with a hilt that protects the hand against attacks. It was a weapon that was mainly worn by the rich bourgeoisie, who placed great importance on grace and sophistication.
This replica of a 17th century rapier has a straight guard, a hilt and several finger rings. This rapier has a grip wrapped with steel wire and comes with a black leather scabbard.
Material: carbon steel, leather;
Blade length: approx. 90 cm;
Total length: approx. 120 cm;
Weight: 1150 g;
Grip: steel wire;
Delivered including scabbard;
Full tang construction;
Based on a historical original: yes
Transport weight (gram): 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 produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. 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 shiopping cart. 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.