One of the core missions and goals of SIGI is to stress the notion and need of standardization in Historical European Martial Arts. When we say standardization, we mean mostly qualities that must be reproduced in a similar manner with every tool intended for the practice of historical fencing. Those are durability, stress resistance, flexibility and other safety measures. All of these should be bound by great handling which translates into a better fencing experience.
Below you can find the current possible modifications for the SIGI Rapiers. You can choose your setup when creating an order through our order form. Alternatively consult the how to order page for information about ordering or the FAQs.
The SIGI Rapier comes in three different lengths. These were chosen according to the most typical rapier standard in Europe and in the States. These are:
There are multiple things you should keep in mind when choosing the right length for you:
The blade length is fixed. Keep in mind that any change can significantly influence rapier’s qualities and we want to guarantee the real SIGI Experience for you.
We offer two kinds of blades that can be chosen for any give length:
If you are not sure which to pick, please consider the following points:
Both types are durable and will endure as much stress as you can give it. They are safe for cutting and thrusting and will keep your blade stable in parries.
The tip of the SIGI Rapier is spatulated. Spatulation is the safest tip there is. If you need more protection, you can easily wrap it in extra layer of tape or rubber.
The SIGI Rapier Cuphilt is large enough to accomodate any method of holding the rapier (whether you prefer to hold one or two fingers over the internal ring). If you need, you can straighten your index finger up to the end of it – there are no sharp parts and the hold is very comfortable.
Our cuphilts are fully heatreated along with the whole crossguard and the side ring. It is specially attached to the rest of the hilt in such manner that the chance it will ever go loose is very small.
The whole hilt comes as is and there are no further modifications possible beyond coating.
Similarly to SIGI Sabers, the shape of the handle was very important to us up to the point we spent weeks perfecting it. The grip of the SIGI Rapier is very comfortable and your hand will immediatelly feel “at home” with it.
The handle itself is 9 cm / 3.5 in long (without the pommel). Looking for the correct length was no easy task, because many schools and fencers prefer a vastly different length. Furthermore, the handle lenght greatly influences the point of balance and even a centimeter or two can lead to a significant effect. Thus, in order to guarantee the SIGI Quality, we cannot change the length of the handle without affecting all the other qualities. However, we offer mutliple handle types to best match your style and outfit.
You can personalize your SIGI Rapier choosing between:
Furhtermore, SIGI Rapiers are available in the following colours:
All Rapier handles are covered in thick, premium leather (PM us for different, vegan options). Please note that with use the colours will turn to a darker shade. Colours might slightly vary from piece to piece due to its nature and other conditions (our photos were taken in different light conditions).
If you were looking to customize your Rapier further we can offer you the option to decorate your hilt with brass or blacken it. They are very durable and will retain their great looks for a long time.
You can choose between the following:
The flex is standardized according to current tournament norms to approximately 6.5 kg / 14.3 lbs. The rapier flex is different to that of longsword. Stating “6.5kg” doesn’t mean it’s too flexible, quite the opposite. The SIGI Rapier blades are the perfect blend of sturdy/flexible.
SIGI Rapiers are threaded and all parts are interchangeable. You can use any blade with any hilt parts – you may purchase an extra blade in the order form.
If you need anything else or haven’t found what you were looking for please PM us through social media (facebook, instagram) or send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.