Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK, visit our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 9558. A Superb and rare good quality English Rapier from the time of the English civil war c.1642-1651. The guard fitted with a large ovoid pomell, small cup guard with panels of pierced decoration. Plain steel crossguard with down turned quillons. Original wooden grip retaining some of its original grip wire binding. The 36 inch blade with a central fuller engraved with the blade makers name "SABASTIAN HERNANDEZ". It was quite normal for Spanish or German manufactured rapier blades to be fitted into English swords of this date. Overall length 45 inches. Some damage to the under side of the guard (see photo) otherwise in very good condition. A rare type, the blade still retaining its original length. Ref 9558.If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer. Established 1968.