- Unknown Artist / Maker
- probably 3rd quarter of 17th century
- Iron and steel, chiselled and pierced
- Length: 118 cm
Width: 2.3 cm
Weight: 1.13 kg
- European Armoury II
Images & Media
- Cup-hilt rapier, the hilt made up of a round, flattened pommel, with button, solid and chiselled with foliage in low relief; fluted, wire-bound grip with vertical flute; straight quillons round in section, plain and ending in turned knobs; segmented guard formed of two shells pierced and chiselled with a double-headed eagle, crowned, on the one side, and an exotic bird on the other, among scroll-work and conventional leaves and berries; between the two shells are six concentric bars; plain hilt-arms and knuckle-guard, the latter with turned moulding in the centre: the inner shell is missing. Blade rigid and doubly grooved the whole length and pierced at the forte.
(1962) Spanish, about 1650; (1986) Probably third quarter 17th century; blade associated.
Norman & Barne, 1980, p. 157.