art-of-swords

art-of-swords:

Cup-hilt Rapier

  • Dated: 17th century
  • Culture: probably Spanish
  • Measurements: 122 cm in overall length

The sword has a deep cup of typical form, embossed, chased and pierced throughout. The guard, knucklebow and pommel comes with wrenched motifs, while the wooden grip features with wrenched fluting. It has a double-edged tapering blade with a narrow central fuller at the forte.

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