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Windlass Rapiers

Historically Accurate Windlass Rapiers

17th Century Italian Rapier

17th Century Italian Rapier 26-501227
This 17th Century Italian Rapier is a beautifully executed 17th Century rapier with a very complex hilt and faceted pommel. The grip is hand wound with silver plated wire with woven wire rings top and bottom. The hand forged, high carbon steel, fully tempered blade features a wide fuller to lighten and strengthen.
Price: $285.00

Brandenburg Rapier

Brandenburg Rapier 501409
This Brandenburg Rapier has an expertly crafted swept & twisted metal basket. The heavily carved horn grip mimics the elegantly twisted metal of the hilt and is hand wound and inset with a single steel accent wire that provides an excellent grip while dueling.
Sku:501409
Price: $285.00

Musketeer Rapier

Musketeer Rapier 500784
The Musketeer Rapier, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeers, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire. A good rapier was a necessary second weapon. Our Musketeer rapier is fashioned after those circa 1590. The basket hilt is ambidextrous and a very effective mix of both the cup-hilt and swept-hilt styles.
Sku:500784
Price: $265.00

Pilsen German Rapier

Pilsen German Rapier 501175
We found this rare Pilsen Rapier in an old catalog of antique weapons, which had described it as German, and felt we should reproduce it as a new offering. The hilt shows design aspects of some larger swords, but the knot shaped basket is very unusual and we hadn’t seen its like before.
Sku:501175
Price: $245.00

Swept Hilt Rapier

Swept Hilt Rapier 500094
This swept hilt rapier was quite popular in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Our version is hand forged by the skilled artisans at Windlass Steelcrafts and has a blade of high carbon steel with a diamond cross section. This gives the blade firmness, yet allowing it to be flexible in action.
Sku:500094
Price: $245.00

The Christus Imperat Rapier

The Christus Imperat Rapier 501471
This Christus Imperat Rapier of this identical form and proportions is currently housed in The Royal Armouries (formerly the Tower of London). The flamboyantly formed hilt is both beautiful and functional. Its' forward plates are pierced and show lavish birds among foliage.
Sku:501471
Price: $295.00

Three Ringed Rapier with Bone Grip

Three Ringed Rapier with Bone Grip 500862
With its graceful, artistic lines, the Three Ringed Rapier has always been a romantic symbol of the Renaissance. The reality is that the rapier is a very deadly hand-to-hand combat weapon, perfectly suited for the swift moves of the duelists of the day. Many hilt forms were tried early on like this three ringed swept hilt.
Sku:500862
Price: $265.00
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