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Auction Date: December 5, 2014

Lot 120: 16th Century Italian Style Swept-Hilt Rapier

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16th Century Italian Style Swept-Hilt Rapier
Estimated Price: $1,400 - $2,250
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Serial #16th Century Italian Style Swept-Hilt Rapier ManufacturerNone ModelNone
TypeOther Gauge Catalog Page31
Barrel Finish Grip
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DescriptionMeasuring 50 3/4 inches overall with a 43 1/4 inch double edged diamond cross-section blade and a 2 1/2 inch rectangular cross-section ricasso. No maker's markings are present with a fine steel hilt, 10 inch wide "S" profile cross guard, cord wrapped grip and an egg-shaped pommel.

ConditionGood. The steel shows a mixed brown patina and mild pitting overall with a small chip absent from the tip and mild edge dings. Some play is present in the wrap; otherwise, the hilt is rock solid on the blade which shows good balance and an almost spring-like level of flexibility and ductility.
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