Since the sixteenth century, the rapier has been the main dueling weapon of the bourgeoisie. The 'Pappenheimer' rapier type is named after the German count and general Gottfried Heinrich Pappenheim. He came from an old Bavarian family that participated in the Crusades. He himself is best known for his courageous performance during the Thirty Years War. For example, in 1630, under his leadership, the imperial army succeeded in besieging the city of Magdeburg.
Typical for the Pappenheimer rapier is the shape of the basket-shaped guard, which protects the hand. This decorative rapier has a grip wrapped with steel wire and a semi-sharp blade with a sharp tip. It is delivered including a wooden scabbard covered with black leather, the scabbard has steel chapes.
Material: carbon steel, leather, wood
Length: 114 cm
Blade thickness: 1 mm (semi-sharp), for decoration only
Blade length: 92 cm
Grip length: 15 cm
Delivery incl. scabbard
Weight: approx. 1,6 kg
Based on a historical original
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.
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
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.
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."