The Wallace Collection

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Rapier
  • Rapier
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Hilt- probably North Europe; blade- Germany
  • c. 1620 - c. 1630 (hilt (Northern Europe))
    1627 (blade (German))
  • Iron or steel, chiselled, filed and etched
  • Length: 121.7 cm
    Length: 104.7 cm, blade
    Width: 1.3 cm, blade at guard
    Weight: 1.03 kg
    Width: 24.5 cm, guard
    Balance point: 6 cm, on the ricasso
  • Inscription: 'SI . DEUS . PRO NOBIS . QUIS . CONTERA NOS . 1627 / …. ME . DOMIN . VICTORIA . A . DEO . 1627' In Roman capitals
    Maker's mark
  • A578
  • European Armoury III
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