This rapier is a replica of the original that King Gustav Adolf used between 1625 and 1630. It is made in the typical 17th century Pappenheimer style. Its hilt is swept and decorated. The blade is made of hand-forged carbon steel. It has a total length of 114 cm with a blade of 99,06 cm and a grip of 20,32 cm. The rapier weighs approx. 1,35 kg and its point of balance is situated 0,77 cm below the grip.
Length: 114.9 cm;
Blade length: 93 cm;
Grip length: 21.9 cm;
Blade width at guard: 1.9 cm;
Weight: 1049 g;
Balance point from guard: 12.7 cm;
Steel type: 1566 carbon steel, hardness 50-52 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Steel, Brass, Wood;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of €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 shiopping 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.
This product has a two year warranty. Click here for more information.
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.
We ask for a one-off age verification when purchasing sharp objects
Send a scan or picture of your ID-card, passport, driving license or other document with your birth date to [email protected] We only need your name and date of birth, all other information can be blurred. After this one-off check, we delete & destroy the image, so we do not store your personal details. Click here for more information.
The parcel of this item will be labelled: “Warning, sharp content. Please only deliver to adults (18+).”