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.

Cup-hilt Rapier

  • Dated: 17th century
  • Culture: probably Spanish
  • Measurements: 122 cm in overall length

The sword has a deep cup of typical form, embossed, chased and pierced throughout. The guard, knucklebow and pommel comes with wrenched motifs, while the wooden grip features with wrenched fluting. It has a double-edged tapering blade with a narrow central fuller at the forte.

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