The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
  • Rapier
  • Possibly Caino
  • Hilt- Milan, Italy; blade- North Italy, possibly
  • c. 1580 - c. 1620
  • Iron or steel and gold, gilded and chiselled
  • Length: 114.1 cm, blade
    Width: 2.8 cm, blade, at top of the ricasso
    Weight: 1.3 kg
    Length: 131.4 cm
    Balance point: 12.5 cm, forward of the guard block
    Width: 18.2 cm, guard
  • Inscription: '·A·S·H·S A·S·H·S A·S·H·S A'
    Inscription: '·A·S·H·S A·S·H·S A·S·H·S A·S'
    Inscription: 'CAINO' and a crown above
  • A608
  • European Armoury III
Images & Media
Further Reading
  • Comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.