Object Title

Rapier

Rapier

Date

1620-1640

Object Number

IX.74

Provenance

Not recorded in inventory. Presumably Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

Bright steel hilt consisting of pommel, knuckle-bow with two counter guards which connect with double ring-guards enclosing almost circular shell-guards. The last are pierced with circular and star-shaped holes. Modern wooden grip.


The blade of flattened diamond section is engraved at the ricasso with the name PICININO within an oval.

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length: 1270 mm (50 in), length of blade: 1059 mm (41.7 in) Weight: 2 lb 13 oz

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