An important rapier with finely chiselled and gilt hilt. provenance: North Italy dating: late 16th Century.
An extraordinary light cavalry officers napoleonic epoch sabre: provenance: England dating: circa 1800
A rapier, manufactured in the mid-19th century by the technology of the old masters as a gift to one high-ranking person. Such exceptionally flexible rapiers were made in Toledo in the beginning of 17th century. They were sold in gun shops and coiled in a circle to show its flexible properties.
The hilt is of the form and proportions described by Oakeschott as group XX which but for one, are hand and a half swords of about 1320-1450. Its broad fullered slashing blade (with traces of inlaid latten makers mark) places it in with the earliest of the group. Its pommel is of Oakeschott type T4. Blade length: 32 3/8"
A RARE SPANISH OR ITALIAN WHEEL POMMEL RAPIER C.1530 – Faganarms, Inc.
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Swept Hilted Rapier Maker: Louis Martine de Moreno Dated: 16th century Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 125 cm
Rapière à garde en coquille, Espagne vers 1680-1700. A Spanish cup-hilt A Spanish cup-hilt rapier, circa 1680-1700. With slender blade of flattened diamond section, rectangular ricasso struck with a mark on both sides, in a recess, A over two pellets, iron hilt formed with a pair of long straight quillons spirally fluted towards the button terminals, joined to the knuckle-guard both at the base and by a small branch at the median, the knuckle-guard en suite with the quillons, cup guard…
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