~ 17th Century Transitional Rapier ~
What we have here is a rare ambidextrous English or Dutch transitional rapier.
Spanning the short period in the 17th century where the rapier became the smallsword, these were the weapon of choice for the fencer with style.
With a long grip, lattice pommel (which has been suggested could point towards Scottish origins) and large terminals for fingering the guard and a small pointed oval guard this piece is as delicate as it is immense, the blade measuring nearly 1m long.
It bears a cut steel face on the guard.
On the blade there is what may be the remains of engraving but it is rather worn.
~ Condition ~
The rapier has developed a beautiful patina. The guard is rather loose.
~ Dimensions ~
The rapier is 107 cm (42 inches) in length with a 92 cm (36 inches) blade.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25, international at cost. It can also be inspected in our shop....Read full description