Our swords are primarily made from 5160 High Carbon Spring Steel. We do our own heat treating and tempering. Swords are tempered to 52 degrees on the C scale. They are forged to shape and then ground to final size and shape. We use natural hardwoods from all over the world.

Pappenheimer Rapier

  • This Swept Hilt Rapier is made of 5160 High Carbon Spring steel and has a Cocobolo handle .  The blade is 34 inches long and 1 inch wide.   The overall length is 40 1/2 inches long. The blade tapers to 1/2 inch wide 2 inches from the point  The weight of the sword is 2lbs. 10 oza and the POB is 4 inches from the quillons of the guard.. The blade is right handed.  The fittings are 1018 steel and it has an acorn pommel. The blade is not sharpened right now, but we will sharpen for free if you want. Please allow a few extra days for this to happen.