An impressive rapier by Windlass Steelcrafts, made after historical swords from the 17th century. Such rapiers were mainly used for dueling. Aristocrats mainly wore rapiers as a fashion object. A rapier like this would give the owner a lot of prestige in the 17th century. The sublime basket of this rapier is made of swept and twisted steel. The beautiful black horn grip with steel wire spirals emphasizes the twisted steel of the basket. It feels comfortable in the hand during sword fighting. The pommel also consists of twisted shapes. The basket protects the hand during a duel. The ricasso is beautifully engraved with classicist art motifs in Renaissance style. This replica rapier is delivered including a scabbard. The semi-sharp blade is forged from tempered 1065 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A great sword for on the wall and sword collectors, also great for a three Musketeers Cosplay Costume or for reenactment of the Medici and other aristocratic families. When you blunten the blade, you can use it as a training sword and for Historical European Martial Arts.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 111,5 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Blade width: 2,4 cm
Steel thickness: 4,8 mm
Grip length: 10,3 cm
Point of balance: 13 cm below cross-guard
Weight: 1 kg
Basket depth: 18 cm
Length ricasso with engraving: 7.8 cm
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 1500 *
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.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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. 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."