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    Chiseled French Rapier, 3rd Quarter 17th C

    Chiseled French Rapier, 3rd Quarter 17th C

    $2,995

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    About this item

    Iron hilt featuring straight reverse quillon with lion head finial, pas d’ane connected to a
    kidney-shaped guard plate, and knucklebow attached to the ovoid pommel; all chiseled
    ensuite with classical figures in low relief on a blackened background, the raised areas
    bare. Partially pierced guard plate features battle scene on both sides depicting horsemen
    clashing with swords; the pommel on both sides with a reclining bare-breasted noble lady;
    quillon block with figures kneeling on both sides.  Original vertically fluted grip with fine
    twisted iron wire wrap and Turks heads.  Double-edged 31 ½" blade of hexagonal-section
    with short central fuller featuring illegible inscription; anchor mark at the fuller’s end on both
    sides (worn).  Overall length 37 5/8".  Very good quality, showing dark patina, wear and
    scattered pitting.   For similar example see “Edged Weapons Vol. II”, by Heribert Seitz

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    Additional Information

    Code

    SR1875 (MZ-40636)

    Period

    17th Century

    Nationality

    French

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