Musketeer rapiers and swords have an important place in history and popular culture. The musketeers were masters of swordplay, using their skills to defend the king and queen. They remain well-known figures due to the Alexandre Dumas novel, The Three Musketeers, which relates the adventures and misadventures of DArtagnan, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis. We carry excellent musketeer swords, main gauches, and Renaissance rapiers that can be used for display or reenactments. Our functional musketeer rapiers are made from quality steel to withstand sword fights and duels. Other cavalier rapiers are purely decorative with attention to detail and intricate designs. Whether you are a collector or modern warrior, you can be sure to find excellent musketeer blades here.
A smaller, lighter, and faster version of the classic rapier, the Cavalier Rapier features a sharp, double-edged blade with a needle tip, allowing for more speed and agility. The dueling sword is crafted from 1055 carbon steel.
A rapier of identical form and proportions to the Christus Imperat Rapier is housed in The Royal Armouries, formerly known as the Tower of London. The flamboyantly formed hilt is both beautiful and functional.
True to form, our Colichemarde Sword mirrors the Renaissance original with its extra-long, wide forte that abruptly tapers down to an acute point. The hilt features a decorative yet functional shell guard complete with finger loops.
Replicating the extraordinary styling of 17th century Italian rapiers, the Decorative Italian Sword embodies the appearance of a sword that likely would have been carried by a gentleman for the sole purpose of dueling.
The Fleurete of Musketeer of Queen Anne of Austria is a great French replica. Queen Anne of Austria was the wife of Louis XIII King of France from 1610-1643. This replica is antique silver and includes a beautiful scabbard.
Ancient art figures and swirled cut-outs embellish this cup hilt sword. This Italian made full size decorator sword features cast metal handle and an antique brass finish. The blade has intricate engraved designs stamped into it.
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.
Throughout history, the sword has undergone much change. In the renaissance, it slimmed to the rapier, and then continued to grow smaller, favoring lightness and speed over power. This Ornate Renaissance Smallsword is an example of that.
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.
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.
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.