Largest selection of genuine antique weapons for sale in UK. See our website andrewbottomley.com. Ref 3111. A Superb and rare silver inlaid English Rapier, dating from around the time of the English civil war c.1642-1651. The guard fitted with a large ovoid pommel bearing some fine silver inlay. The bowl, knuckle guard and quillons also with similar inlay. Large fretted shell guard with panels of pierced decoration and further silver inlay. Steel cross-guards with down turned quillons. Wire bound grip. The 39 inch blade with a central fuller running the full length of the blade. Overall length is much longer than most at 48 inches. Some light pitting and wear with small loss of silver inlay, otherwise in good condition. Although this is not the typical weapon of the American Revolutionary war era it is well known that early rapiers were indeed carried by the very earliest colonists in the Jamestown settlement. Ref 3111. If you wish to purchase this item please visit our website andrewbottomley.com where you can pay by credit/debit card or bank transfer at no extra charge. Established 1968.