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.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge.
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.
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