Rheinfelden Sword

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Description of the Product

Because the rapier was almost useless as a military weapon, the variant known as a sword rapier was developed. With the preferred method of parry to the outside, (as opposed to the inside, where a failure to parry successfully would almost always have life-threatening consequences) guards were made to cover the hand only on that side. This also allowed the sword to lie closer to the body, making it easier to carry and draw. We named this sword the Rheinfelden, after the battle in 1638. Rheinfelden was besieged by the German Protestant forces, but the Imperialist Bavarian forces attacked as the Germans were crossing a river and caught them by surprise. The Duke of Saxe-Weimar however, was able to disengage and march down river, cross back over, and attack the Imperialist army from the rear and route them. This type of sword was carried by many of the men on either side. The blade of this functional sword is high carbon steel. Includes scabbard.

Weight 1.1kg
(2 lbs 6 oz), overall 109cm
(43”), blade 91cm
(36”) long, 3.8cm
(1 ½”) wide. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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