A beautiful rapier by Windlass Steelcraft based on an original rapier in the collection of the Royal Armories in London. One of the most beautiful rapiers in the world! This rapier has a flamboyant basket that is richly decorated with birds and plant motifs. This strong basket protects the hand during sword fighting or fencing and the cross-guard blocks the opponent's rapier. The heavy pommel provides a good balance. The grip is wrapped with braided steel wire. The blade is etched on both sides with the text: CHRISTUS IMPERAT. Which means: Christ commands. This rapier is delivered including a leather scabbard. The semi-sharp tempered blade is forged from 1065 carbon steel and has a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A beautiful sword for on the wall, also perfect for 17th century reenactment and Three Musketeers Cosplay. When you blunten the blade, it is an excellent battle ready rapier for sword fighting during reenactment battles and a perfect training sword for fencing and Historical European Martial Arts.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48 - 52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 119,38 cm
Blade length: 103 cm
Blade width: 2,5 cm
Steel thickness blade: 4,7 mm
Weight: 1,36 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.
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.