This is my second take on a 17th century English rapier hilt in the Wallace Collection, A597, with some details borrowed from A596. I've made a matching dagger to keep it company.
The rapier is mounted with a 37.5" blunt blade with a fullered ricasso. It weighs 2.6 lbs. and balances 1" in front of the hilt. Overall length is 44".
The dagger blade is 12" long with blunted edges. Overall length is 18".
The hilts and pommels of both weapons are blued steel with decorative etching. The etched designs are bare polished steel to contrast with the dark foreground. The grips are hardwood wrapped in black and silver steel wire with turk’s head knots. The pommels are threaded 6mm metric.
A replica of several matching weapons by Anton Schuch for the Saxon Trabantenleibgarde c.1600. One is detailed here: http://www.lennartviebahn.com/arms_armour/antiques/rapier_anton_schuch.html
Two other nearly identical swords are on display at the Walters Museum in Baltimore and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
My recreation is mounted with a custom blade by Castille Armory suitable for HEMA.
The sword balances 2.25" in front of the hilt. Total weigh is 2.65 lbs, just a hair under the 2.7 of the original. The blade is 35 3/4" long, and the sword is 42" overall. The guard and pommel are blued steel. The grip is hardwood covered in leather and wire. The hilt is secured with a recessed allen nut.
This is more or less an original hilt design based on a sketch by the client, with lots of interpretation by me.
The hilt is steel with etched details, some of which are brass plated. The quillion tips are my first efforts at 3D Modelling/Printing. I designed and drew them, and then had them printed in Stainless Steel infused bronze. They are silver soldered onto the steel quillions.
The grips is carved wood covered in leather and wire.
The hilt is mounted on an Aluminum rapier blade by the late Jody Samson. It's 5/16" thick, and currently has no distal taper. The owner is going to have the blade reground for better handling.
This rapier and dagger set was a commission based around the rapier’s hilt, which I had already made. The hilt is based on an Italian original circa 1600. The weapons are mounted with Darkwod Armory blades. The rapier has a 39" custom pierced "spada" blade with triple fullers, and the dagger has a 12" flexi-dagger blade. The rapier weighs 2.8lbs and balances ~1.5” in front of the guard.
The scabbards are leather with pvc cores and are designed to accommodate rubber blunt fencing tips while still retaining a snug fit and historically accurate looks.
The brass plated steel chapes on both scabbards have a button at the end that can be unscrewed in case a rubber blunt comes off inside and needs to be pushed back out.
The hanger is leather and velvet and is built with modified hardware from Raymond's Quiet Press. The whole rig is designed for a left handed fencer, although the rapier and dagger guard are ambidextrous.