Object Title

Sword - Rapier

Sword - Rapier

Date

1620-1640

Object Number

IX.74

Provenance

In Towewr Collections before 1916. Not recorded in inventory. Presumably Tower arsenal.

Physical Description

The bright steel hilt consisting of a 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.The quillons are countercurved, on the horizontal plane, and terminate in slightly splayed scrolls. The (modern) grip is of wood.

The long, straight,robust blade is of flattened diamond-section and is engraved at the ricasso with the name 'PICININO' within an oval.

Techniques

Handmade

Materials

Dimensions

BladeLength1059 mm
OverallWeight1276 g
OverallWeight1270 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
The name 'PICININO' within an oval.
At the ricasso
Engraved

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