A beautiful rapier by Windlass Steelcrafts, made after Renaissance rapiers from the 16th and 17th century. Such rapiers were mainly used for dueling. Aristocrats mainly wore rapiers as a fashion accessory to impress others. This rapier has an elegant and sleek design, with a polished bone grip and a beautifully shaped pommel. The long cross-guard allows you to block the opponent's sword, and the basket protects the hand during dueling. This replica rapier is delivered including a leather scabbard. The semi-sharp blade is forged from tempered 1065 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A great sword for on the wall and for collectors of rapiers, also nice with a three Musketeers Cosplay costume or for reenactment of Borgia, Medici and other Renaissance aristocratic families. When you blunten the blade, you can use it as a training sword and for Historical European Martial Arts.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 112,5 cm
Blade length: 96,5 cm
Blade width: 2,5 cm
Steel thickness: 4,6 mm
Grip length: 11 cm
Point of balance: 12 cm below cross-guard
Weight: 1,1 kg
Length cross-guard: 28.8 cm
Pommel length: 6,5 cm
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.
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."