Rapier Sword- Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Zorro/ Fencing Sword-30"
The rapier sword is a loose term for a type of slender, sharply pointed sword. The rapier is optimized to be a thrusting weapon, but can also be used for cutting or slashing. While some rapiers are only sharpened at the tip, this rapier is sharpened throughout the length of the sword. Rapiers have a complex hilt to protect the hand. Some historians classify the rapier as a type of broadsword or saber. This weapon was mainly used in Early Modern Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries. The purpose of the one handed sword, as opposed to the two handed longsword, was to use one hand for the sword and the other for use of another weapon such as a dagger or pistol. In this way, the rapier is akin to the gladius sword of Roman times where foot soldiers used the short gladius in one hand with a shield on the other.
The sword is made from Pattern welded Damascus steel. Pattern welded Damascus steel is a hard heat treated, folded carbon steel. There are 11 pieces of steel, folded five times, making 352 layers. The steel is the perfect combination of hardness and durability with a Rockwell hardness rating between 55 and 56 HRC. High carbon damascus steel must contain layers of high carbon steel. The high carbon steel we use is 1095 steel which is the highest content carbon steel used in swords. The combination of the steel layers creates a sword that is strong enough to hold a powerful edge while having the strength and flexibility to withstand powerful collisions. This makes the perfect steel for swords. The handle is wood with brass bolsters. It comes with a leather sheath.
Handle Material: Wood with Brass Bolsters
Overall Length: 30"
Rockwell Hardness: 55-56 HRC
Number of layers: 352
Sheath: Leather sheath
Blade Material: Damascus steel
6 Pieces of Carbon Steel #43 and #40
5 Pieces of High Carbon Steel 1095
1st Fold- 11x2=22 Layers
2nd Fold- 22*2=44 Layers
3rd Fold- 44*2=88 Layers
4th Fold- 88*2=176 Layers
5th Fold- 176*2=352 Layers
Rapier Sword- Handmade High Carbon Damascus Steel Carbon Zorro/ Fencing Sword-30"
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If you like Arya Stark's blade Needle from Game of Thrones, I highly recommend this sword! Light and razor Sharp!
This is a true swashbuckling rapier. The blade is light and flexible with a little flare in the design. The handle is straight but it can be held in the pistol grip due to the guard. I will buy another for sure.
This is an incredible, and real, fencing sword. It can't actually be used because it is sharp but it feels like my foil. I did do some playing around with it and stabbed a few mats. It sliced straight through. The blade is even flexible like any fencing weapon.
Love it! Such an amazing sword!
As a fencer I always wanted a real sword that felt like my epee. I found one! This is light and flexible yet strong and easy to hold. I finally have a real sword to match all my fake ones.