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Practical Rapier 43 Inch Blade

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The Schlaeger Rapiers by Paul Chen utilize a popular swept hilt, modified to accommodate our schlaeger blades in 37” (SH1099) and 43” (SH1098) lengths. These tapered blades provide a superior balance compared to the traditional parallel-sided schlaegers, making for a faster sword.

Fencing in the Renaissance style plays an important part in the historical re-enactment combining the quickness of light blades with the stucture and spirit of the day.  Our Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe.

The Main Gauche, or left hand dagger, was often used with the rapier, providing an added dimension in both offense and defense, and the “Schools of Fence” which proliferated in Europe during this period taught the use of the two weapons in combination. The Main Gauche would often match the Rapier in styling, while incorporating features which maximized the effectiveness of the piece.Replacement blades, both live and blunt (for sparring), are available for most of the Rapiers and Main Gauches.

Paul Chen Hanwei Practical Rapier Features:

  • High carbon steel tapered blade
  • Steel hilt and pommel
  • Wire wrapped grip
  • Button tip for safety
  • Excellent for sparring and reenactments


Overall: 43 1/2"
Blade Length: 37"
Weight: 2lb 3oz
Blade Steel: 1566

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  1. Quality not constant 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Mar 2018

    There are several people in our fencing group, who own this rapier. They are different: Not only in the form of the basket, but also in stiffness of the blade itself. But it is still a good rapier. And in the world of sport rapiers with a length of about 90cm there are only very few good rapiers with a historical length of more than 1m. So, 4/5 Stars for the product.

    But I am very dissapointed by the customer service of Paul Chen Hanwei Swords. For more than a month my status was "awaiting fulfillment". It was absolutely intransparent, when or if this would change. I contacted them three times via contact formular an email, but none of my mails was answered. Shame! There was no way to get information and no possibility to cancel the order an get the money back. I had to wait and hope...

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