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Northern European Swept Hilt Rapier c 1520
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Early European rapier c 1520 the front of the hilt formed of circular rings connecting to the curved quillons one in a upwards direction the other downwards. The rear guard made of 2 vertical bars joining a small ring as the ricasso. Large decorative pommel with original wired grip. The straigth blade is double edged with a short central fuller with various markings please see images. The hilt has been cleaned and does so age pitting.

Blade Length: 103 cm - 40.5 Inches
Overall Length: 121 cm - 47.5 Inches