A beautiful replica rapier from Windlass Steelcrafts, based on an original rapier in the collection of Hank Rheinhardt. Also seen in the documentary Deadly Duels. This rapier has an elegant and sublime design, from a historical period when no two rapiers were the same. All parts were forged separately like the blade and the hilt, and also assembled by another professional. Almost every rapier had a unique design with different variations. This rapier is of the swept-hilt type. The grip is made of leather with steel wire. It is lightweight and is delivered including scabbard. The semi-sharp blade is forged from tempered 1065 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A great decorative sword for collectors and for 3 Musketeers Cosplay or reenactment. When you blunten the blade, you can use it for sword fighting and for Historical European Martial Arts.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 114 cm
Blade length: 93 cm
Blade width: 1,95 cm
Steel thickness: 4,8 mm
Hilt length: 19,2 cm
Point of balance: 11 cm under hilt
Weight: 948 g
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."