Made-to-order: Build time of 12+ weeks*
The rapier began as a lengthy cut-and-thrust sword and evolved into a lighter more specialized thrusting weapon. It was characterized by it's complex hilt and long slender blade. Early rapier designs, such as the side/double-ring, were derived from the shorter and heavier side-sword.
Our swept-hilt rapier is the culmination of complex rings and bars being added to the hilt design for greater hand protection while still remaining light and versatile. A counter-guard adds even further protection while an ambidextrous guard allows for ease of use with either hand. It is an industry standard for stage combat rapier technique and pairs perfectly with any of our daggers.
• Aircraft-grade aluminum or high carbon steel blades**
• Safely rounded tips and edges
• Carbon steel guard, and pommel
• ABS grip core covered in Leather, Rayskin, or Wire Wrap
• Threaded tang & pommel for easy maintenance
• See specs for detailed dimensions
Cut from a 3oz 100% genuine high quality whole cowhide. Semi-transparent aniline dyed for a full depth of color while maintaining the natural grain. Made in the USA.
Sourced from non-endangered dasyatis stingray native to the Atlantic. Cut from 100% genuine full stingray hide in a caviar (standard) finish. This finish leaves the outer hide unaltered and maintains it's natural pearled ridges. Rayskin is extremely durable (25x stronger than cowhide) and naturally resists scratches, scuffing, or punctures. Made in the USA.
Made using bare wire in 18 gage, 24 gage or a combination of the two. Materials are 100% brass, copper, blackened carbon steel, or stainless steel. Made in the USA.
Blade is either aircraft- grade aluminum or high carbon steel. Guard and pommel are both high carbon steel. Tang and pommel are threaded for easy maintenance. Aluminum blades have 5/16 x 18 threads and steel blades have 6mm x 1 threads.
Steel Musketeer Blade: Length - 34.5" / Width - .75" to .25"
Aluminum Rapier Blade: Length - 35" / Width - 1.125" to .375"
Steel Diamond Schlager Blade: Length - 34" / Width - .75" to .375"
Knucklebow: Length - 4.75"
Guard: Length - 9" / Width - 1" to .25"
Small Ring: Outer Diameter - 2"
Large Ring: Outer Diameter - 4.5"
Grip: Length - 3.75" / Diameter - 1"
Pommel: Length - 2"
Total Length: 41"
Steel Musketeer Weight: 1.98 lbs / 31.7 oz
Steel Musketeer Ambidextrous Weight: 2.22 lbs / 35.5 oz
Aluminum Rapier Weight: 2.04 lbs / 32.6 oz
Aluminum Ambidextrous Weight: 2.28 lbs / 36.4 oz
Steel Diamond Schlager Weight: 2.15 lbs / 34.4 oz
Steel Diamond Schlager Ambidextrous Weight: 2.39 lbs / 38.2 oz