Taza Rapier

EU16 Taza Rapier

Code EU16 (Replica)

A classic circa early to mid 1600's Spanish style cup-hilt rapier (replica) by Paul Chen/Hanwei. Quite long, quite light, quite fast. The blade is over a yard long - Elizabeth's London city guards would have had conniptions if you carried a rapier this long into the city (Elizabeth restricted rapiers to one yard, and ruff collars to one foot - no appreciation of style!). The first 14" of the blade are blunt, to help provide a strong parry, and the outer 24" are sharp, ending in a nasty point. Pierced-work cup and pommel, wire wrapped grip, double finger loops, and extrodinarily long quillons. Stiff wood and leaher scabbard with steel throat and chape. 


  • length: 46 1/2"
  • blade: 38 1/4"
  • blade width: 1" @ base
  • grip and pommel: 5"
  • finger-grip ricasso: 2"
  • cup guard: 5" round x 2" deep
  • guard: 11 3/4"
  • point of balance: 5 1/4" from cup
  • weight (rapier): 2 lb 2.2 oz
  • weight (rapier & scabbard): 2 lb 9.8 oz