Basic Rapier Blades
Our Basic Rapier Blades feature a hand ground diamond distal taper that is .75″ wide at the forte and .3″ at the tip. Our blades are made from high quality 5160 spring steel bar stock tempered to the optimal point where maximum toughness & durability meets hardness, 50 HRC. These blades have a bright finish, diamond distal taper and linear flex centered in the tip third of the blade. Essentially, the Basic Rapier Blades are our affordable, all purpose rapier blade; great for SCA, HEMA and WMA rapier combat.
These blades are offered in blade lengths from 35″ up to 45″ measured from the tang shoulder to the tip. On a rapier, this measurement would include the ricasso section.
We offer these blades with 2 levels of flex stiffness catering to your desired combat discipline: (F2) SCA Standard Rapier Flex & (F3) Crossover Rapier/C&T and HEMA Flex
SCA Standard Rapier Flex (F2)- Medium stiffness, compliant to SCA Rapier calibration. 1.5″ – 2″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr.). Recommended flex for SCA, WMA and HEMA Rapier armored combat.
Crossover SCA Rapie/C&T and HEMA Flex (F3)- Medium heavy stiffness, compliant to SCA Rapier and Cut & Thrust calibration. 1″ – 1.5″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr.). Recommended flex for SCA Rapier and Cut & Thrust dual duty, WMA and HEMA armored combat.
Finally, we offer two tip types: Normal Tip (NT) (+$0.00), the standard rounded tip that accepts a rubber blunt and Spatulated Tip (ST) (+$10.00), a swelled and rounded tip that offers tip width of no less than 5mm.
Be sure to choose your length, flex and tip options when ordering. If not specified, a flex weight of 2 and normal tip will be assumed.
Other specifics include:
- 2mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
- 5.25″ long tang with m6 x 1 thread.
- Basic bright finish.
- Rubber tip sold separately.