Swept Hilt Rapier Late 16th Century


Swept Hilt Rapier Late 16th Century, Northern Europe possibly German. With tapering full-length blade double edged, cut with a shallow central fuller on each side running full length, rectangular ricasso stamped with armours – smiths mark, hilt of bars comprising two outer side-rings joined to down curved arms, the upper ring linked by a curved bar to the knuckle guard, inner-guard rising to join the knuckle-guard with wire bound grip with two turks-heads showing signs of age wear. Overall length 112 cm the blade 98cm

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