The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Rapier
  • Rapier
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Hilt- probably North Europe; blade- probably Germany
  • c. 1620 - c. 1645
  • Iron and steel, blackened and pierced
  • Length: 137.4 cm
    Length: 116 cm, blade
    Width: 1.5 cm, at top of the ricasso
    Weight: 0.94 kg
    Width: 16.3 cm, guard
    Balance point: 9.8 cm, forward of the guard block
  • A676
  • European Armoury III
History
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.