Post Medieval sword; 1594

 
Post Medieval sword; 1594
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 21cm x 32cm

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Rapier with a sheath. The rapier has a fluted pommel and wooden grip bound with an iron wire. the quillons are counter curved and decorated with acanthus leaves and grooves. There is a shell guard. The blade is a flattened hexagonal inlaid with a running figure design. Traces of fabric possibly velvet remain in the ricasso. Dated 1594.

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