A German Sword-Rapier
Lot 140
A German Sword-Rapier
Sold for £1,750 (US$ 2,941) inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
A German Sword-Rapier
Late 16th/Early 17th Century, Probably Saxon
With sharply tapering double-edged blade of flattened diamond section, tapering rectangular ricasso retaining its leather covering, iron hilt of flattened bars comprising vertically recurved quillons widening at the tips, the forward one forming a knuckle-guard, large side-ring on the outside with pinched-in central feature, arms linked on the outside by a small half-ring and with two upturned bars filling the gap between it and the side-rings, inner heart-shaped guard linked to the quillons by a slender ring-guard above, flattened ovoidal pommel with button finial, and original diagonally fluted wooden grip retaining the remains of a brass Turk's head (russet overall)
96 cm. blade
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