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#163 German Rapier
As seen in the Working Titles Film Elizabeth: The Golden Age

The abundance of small principalities that occupied the Germanic region of Central Europe created a vibrant market for weapons and armor. Craftsmen vied with each other to tailor their wares to the tastes and wealth of each court. This resplendent rapier is a stunning example of the work done at the peak of the Solingen swordmakers' skills. In fact, this piece can be traced to the actual craftsman, Johannes Mumm, who's mark is stamped in the original sword.

This thrusting rapier has a stiff narrow blade with a single fuller extending from the forte approximately 12 inches. The guard is of an early form with a post and arm at the base of the hilt arms, instead of the more usual ring. The elements of the guard and pommel are highlighted by raised acanthus leaf designs. The grip is wire bound with turksheads top and bottom. Sharing decorative elements, our German Parrying Dagger #196 is available.

Original: Circa 1600 Solingen, Germany. Deutsches Klingenmuseum Solingen

Overall length: 42.5"; Blade: 34.875" x .75"

$1386 + $53 shipping and handling

#6004 Nail Practice Blade
Substitute a period-style practice blade constructed of 6150 steel and tempered as our sharps to this rapier at no additional cost. It has the distinctive forged button tip and rectangular cross-section in the foible seen on original practice blades. These were sometimes referred to as "nails", for obvious reasons. [ View Details ]

#180 Hilt Bluing
A professional heat bluing is applied to create a deep rich, almost black finish on your sword hilt and pommel. [ View Example ]

$85 additional

#116 Rapier Scabbard
A heavy leather scabbard with a single seam up the back side available in black or brown. [ View Details ]

$175 + $18 shipping and handling (free s/h if ordered with sword)

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