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 protects the hand because of the steel hilt. Its length is 112 cm, it has a blade of 96 cm and its width is 3 cm. It weighs 1250 g.
Length: 112 cm;
Blade length: 96 cm;
Grip length: 16 cm;
Blade width at guard: 3 cm;
Weight: 1250 g;
Steel type: EN45 spring steel, hardness 48 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Brass, Steel wire;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
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 of â‚¬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.
Reviews for product "Rapier 17th century"
Mooie reproductie van origineel. Ik draag hem tijdens parades in mijn stad.
Good looking and light rapier for acting, roleplaying etc. Money equals in value and the price for it silly but suprisingly you can even try few light fights too and it holds up (at least it did for me). Only problem was that when it arrived the "basket"/ hand guard was crushed a bit but nothing of an tragedy which couldn't be fixed.
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