This rapier is made after an early 17th century original which is part of the collection of the National Museum in Madrid. Rapiers protected the hand, they were lighter than traditional swords and made stabbing easier.
This rapier is 116 cm long, has a blade of 88 cm with a grip of 15 cm and weight approx. 1702 grams. It is semi-sharp.
Length: 116 cm;
Blade length: 88 cm;
Grip length: 15 cm
Blade width at cross-guard: 2 cm;
Weight: 1020 grams;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel hardness 48-50 HRC.;
Tang construction: Full tang;
Grip wrapping: Wood, leather;
Based on historical original: Yes;
Transport weight (in grams): 3000
This item is semi-sharp and made for decorative use. For a surcharge it can be sharpened razor sharp. When you use the sharpening service, the warranty only accounts for transport damage. When using the sharpening service, the delivery time of the sword will be approx. 2 weeks. Avoid rust by frequently greasing your armor. You can easily remove rust with black sandpaper.
For a surcharge of €70,00 the sword can be made blunt (2,5-3 mm). Please note: when using the bluntening service the warranty only accounts for transport damage. If you wish to use this service, please contact us or use the last step in the shopping cart (order comment). When using the blunting service, the delivery time of the sword will be approx. 2 weeks longer
This item is not sold to customers under 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.