art-of-swords: Cup-hilt RapierDated: 19th century (made in 17th…


Cup-hilt Rapier

  • Dated: 19th century (made in 17th century style)
  • Culture: Italian
  • Measurements: overall length 132 cm

The sword has a straight blade of lozenge section, small tang and a flat ricasso. The iron hilt comes in the shape of a cup and the pommel and grip are richly pierced with floral motifs and decorated with cartouches depicting chiselled. The sword features bas-relieved busts and masks, knotted quillon, an upper ring and guard with pierced curls at the ends and a grooved quillon-block.

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