The Christus Imperat Rapier

The Christus Imperat Rapier, 47″

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The Christus Imperat Rapier

 

This rapier has a 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features heavy pommel and elaborate forward plates and guard.

A 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, while the bars of the guard are slender both defending the hand and having an upward loop to catch an opponent’s blade. The heavy pommel allows for a more balanced feel for fighting. The blade is etched on both sides of the ricasso with the Latin phrase CHRISTUS IMPERAT which means “Christ Commands.”

Includes matching scabbard.

  • Overall: 47″
  • Blade: 40-1/2″, Width: 1″, Thickness: 3/16″
  • Weight: 3lbs

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®

 

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