Antique-finish Gustav rapier 2.0

Discontinued and last seen in 2010, the Gustav rapier has now risen from the ashes of reproduction sword history into glorious pokey splendor!

A beautiful papenheimer style swept hilt rapier, copied from an original owned by King Gustav II Adolf (1594-1632), better known as Gustavus Adolphus, monarch of Sweden from 1611-1632. In 1630, Sweden joined the Thirty Years' War to secure the Swedish state and church from danger. An excellent military tactician, Gustav led an army of unusual quality, and his position was strengthened by alliances with France, Brandenburg, and Saxony. At Lutzen in 1632, the Swedes defeated the Germans under Albrecht von Wallenstein, but King Gustav was fatally wounded in battle.

This sharp rapier has a sharp high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade and an antiqued finish blackened stainless steel hilt, en suite with a matching leather and steel scabbard.

length: 45"
blade: 36 3/4"
blade width: 3/4" at ricasso
grip and pommel: 6"
finger grip: 1 5/8"
guard: 8 3/4"
balance point: 1/2" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 3.8 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 2 lb 8.2 oz


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