art-of-swords

art-of-swords:

English Rapier

  • Dated: 16th century
  • Measurements: overall lenght 48 1/2”; blade lenght 40” 

The blade features three grooves extending 12” from the hilt. The scalloped basket has perforations preceding a curled iron crossguard. The grip is comprised of intricately woven steel wire decorated with criss-crossing brass wire, while the large pommel is likewise decorated with a scallop design.

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