Object Title

Rapier

Rapier

Date

about 1640

Object Number

IX.75

Provenance

Not recorded in inventory. Presumably Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Swept hilt comprising ovoid pommel, original wire-bound grip and guard of triple knuckle-guard, recurved quillons and counter-guard of seven bars reinforced on the inside by two asymmetrical shells. Very long blade of hollow diamond section. Identified with concentric corrosion, February 2005.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1501 mm (59.1 in), length of blade: 1275 mm (50.2 in) Weight: 2 lb 5 oz

Associations

Places Italy