Rapiers

Developed in the 1500s from Spanish dress swords, the historical rapier gained popularity in the 16th and 17th centuries as a slender, sharply pointed thrusting sword used in unarmored combat. Ideal for self-defense, civilian rapiers became lighter and shorter over time, whereas military rapiers evolved into colichemarde swords and small swords. Due to a lack of distinguishing terminology during their period of historical use, Renaissance rapiers can encompass a wide range of styles often influenced by the countries in which they were used. At Buying a Sword, we offer an excellent variety of fencing swords and dueling swords, as well as many other kinds of rapiers. Our collection of functional rapiers and decorative rapiers display many unique handles with ring guards, cup hilts, swept hilts, and wire hilts. We include colichemarde rapiers, Musketeer rapiers, Italian rapiers, Spanish rapiers, and Renaissance small swords among our fine historical sword replicas, ensuring that you will have plenty of options when picking out your next Renaissance blade!
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Italian Brass Basket Rapier

Item # AH-3341
The rapier, born of the 16th and 17th centuries, was a change in the sword that shifted from a focus on cutting to thrusting. This Italian Brass Basket Rapier demonstrates a long blade, as well as an ornate yet defensive hilt design.
$186.43

Masonic Small Sword

Item # ZS-926924
The Freemasons are one of the most intriguing societies in existence, their history clouded with questions and conspiracies. You can bring the mystique of this ancient organization into your home with the Masonic Small Sword.
$89.90

Musketeer Rapier

Item # 500784
The musket, though the prime weapon of the French Musketeers, was a cumbersome firearm, both to load and fire, so a good rapier was a necessary second weapon that no musketeer was likely ever without.
$350.00

Needle the Sword of Arya Stark

Item # Game-21
Contrary to her age and size, Arya Stark has a fierce warrior spirit and innate survival skills. Given to her by her brother Jon Snow, Needle the Sword of Arya Stark is perfect for fans of the younger and more fiesty Stark daughter.
$200.00

Ornate Renaissance Colichemarde

Item # AH-4223
The colichemarde was designed as something of a middle-ground weapon. It featured a small blade for a more nimble attack, but sacrificed nothing in terms of parrying ability. This Ornate Renaissance Colichemarde also has a fine look.
$137.29

Pappenheimer Hilt Rapier

Item # AH-3404
The rapier was a popular weapon across all of Europe during the 16th and 17th centuries, and each area had its own design. This Pappenheimer Hilt Rapier, for instance, is a reproduction of a sword that is based out of Germany.
$170.10

Practical Swept Hilt Long Rapier

Item # SH1098
In 17th century European societies, swordplay with a rapier was a crucial element in the education of a gentleman. Today, anyone can practice the art of fencing with the balanced and stunning Practical Swept Hilt Long Rapier.
$264.00

Practical Swept Hilt Rapier

Item # SH1099
Often used alongside a Main Gauche, or parrying dagger, rapiers play an important part in both Renaissance reenactments and modern fencing. This Practical Swept Hilt Rapier combines classic romantic design with modern practicality.
$264.00

Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier

Item # 07-88CHR
Beautifully polished and with a single, wide fuller at the forte, the Ribbed Shell Swept Hilt Rapier is a dueling weapon with perfect balance to its long, narrow blade. Its distinctive hilt is made of high quality stainless steel.
$598.42 $478.73

Saint John Gold and Black Crusader Small Sword

Item # NP-L-894-GD-BK
Inspired by the noble Templars of the medieval era, the Saint John Gold and Black Crusader Small Sword is a beautifully detailed decorative weapon. Made of 440 stainless steel, the narrow blade is followed by a black and golden tone hilt.
$67.90

Saint John Gold and White Crusader Small Sword

Item # NP-L-894-GD-WT
Reminiscent of the blades held by holy medieval warriors, the Saint John Gold and White Crusader Small Sword is an inspired take on Templar weaponry. This decorative stainless steel blade features a beautiful golden hilt with a white grip.
$67.90

Small Sword

Item # 07-88SMS
The advantage of the sword point over the edge became increasingly evident by the end of the 16th century. The Small Sword is a rapier, with its thin profile and emphasized point, based on the popular choice in civilian self-defense.
$474.99 $379.99