The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Rapier
  • Gonzalo Simón (active between: before 1615) , Swordsmith
  • Toledo, Spain
  • c. 1590
  • Iron or steel, gold and silver, chiselled, encrusted, once gilded
  • Length: 120.4 cm
    Length: 105.5 cm, blade
    Width: 2 cm, blade, above the ricasso
    Weight: 1.155 kg
    Width: 21.1 cm, guard
    Balance point: 10 cm, forward of the guard block
  • Maker's mark: '· GONCALO · / · SIMON EN T'
    Stamp: Crowned 'G' and Toledo mark Toledo mark is deeply impressed in the tang on one side
  • A569
  • European Armoury II
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.