Object Title

Rapier

Rapier

Date

1571-1599

Object Number

IX.108

Physical Description

Steel swept hilt consisting of knuckle bow which branches near its centre to form two counter guards, ecusson, straight quillons swelling slightly towards their terminals, pas d'ane [now called arms of the hilt], loops and two side rings. All the bars are of round section. Original wire wound grip, urn shaped pommel with tang button. Long, tapering blade of flattened diamond section with long ricasso.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1369 mm (53.9 in), length of blade: 1209 mm (47.6 in) Weight: 2 lb 15 oz

Associations

Places Italy