Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

European Rapier

  • Culture: most likely Spanish
  • Measurements: blade - 39” in length

Short fullers are stamped "TOMAS EAIALA" just above the guard. Research shows a few bladesmiths with similar names operating out of Spain during the 16th and 17th centuries.

Basket style hilt, with turned floral pattern dual quillions, measuring 8” from tip to tip, a pair of side rings, larger on the right, 2 forearms surrounding the blade and supporting a pair of pierced-through curved plates. Twist pattern wire grip with floral engraved bulb shaped pommel. 

Source & Copyright: iCollector 

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