Rapier

Steel, iron, silver, copper, wood | 1175 x 201 x 771050mm | c 1600-c 1630 {hilt}

Unknown Maker

An elegant fashion statement as well as a lethal weapon, this sword is similar to ones found in English aristocratic portraits of the early 17th-century. Its simple form recalls the cross-shaped swords of the middle ages, designed to give weapons the...
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