Blackened Rapier


This swept-hilt rapier has a well-tempered high carbon steel blade, a blackened hilt and shell guard with an intricate floral design. The grip is wire over wood. Overall 44''
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This little gem was found in very limited quantity, only a few remain. In as-is condition and shows signs of long-term storage which can be some minor scratching, scuffs, surface rust etc. But that doesn't affect the function of the blackened metal parts or it's high carbon steel blade with full tang. Includes leather scabbard.

  • Overall: 44"
  • Blade: 36" long, 1" wide, 1⁄4" thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs/6 oz


Attribute nameAttribute value
Blade Length36"


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Great! Not floppy at all
This is a wonderful piece.   The guard is very well constructed, sturdy, and highly detailed.  In spite of all of the perforations (a weight-saving measure), it feels solid.  The grip is good.  The blade is extremely stiff - much less floppy than my Christus Imperat (itself not a toy), and very business-like.

The entire sword is extremely lively in hand and is well-balanced.  I have no doubt that it would do its duty if it were called upon.  It is balanced less than 3" from the guard, so it's clearly meant for thrusting.  If your impression of rapier-fighting is based on old Erol Flynn movies, then this will be a good introduction for you because it is plenty nimble but also sobering in that you will realize how lethal similar swords could be.  (This one is in the very light end of the historical range for the type, and a little shorter, but doubtless would have qualified for the part in a historical setting).  You will not go wrong with this one.
- Michael, June 24, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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I got the sword a while back and just took it to the ren fair near me and got alot of comments about its beauty and i fought with it in choregraphed fighting and it held up nicely under the stress i love the sword, it is both beautiful and functional for members of fighting reemactment groups.
- Brian, March 24, 2010 | Verified Purchase
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