A Swept-Hilt Rapier, Early 17th Century.

A Swept-Hilt Rapier, Early 17th Century.
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A Swept-Hilt Rapier, Early 17th Century. With tapering full-length blade of diamond section, rectangular ricasso stamped with the wordsmiths mark of a crowned, ā€™Sā€™ hilt of slender bars comprising two outer side-rings with decorative inserts joined to down-curved arms, joined with curving bars to the knuckle guard, bifurcated inner-guard rising to join the knuckle guard, decorated with engraving where they join, ovoid pommel decorated with foliate engraving with button, gold wire bound grip with two turks-heads. 


Notes:

There is an old repair to one of the bars (see photographs) the hilt also appears to be have been re-gilded. 


Dimensions:

Blade Length: 45.5 Inches (115.57 cm)

Overall Length: 52.5 Inches (133.35 cm)

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