Authentic Antique over 100 years old European Sword Rapier
Authentic antique over 100 years old European sword Rapier most likely of the French origin with tapering two –stage steel blade ,the upper portion of flattened – hexagonal section engraved illegibly on the edge of ricasso with brief inscription ,with a short fuller on the respective sides flanked by two full length slender fullers.
Steel hilt comprising cup – guard Pierced with a series of slots a pair of straight long quillons swelling towards the notched terminals matching the knuckle –guard urn shaped pommel, and grip finely bound with plaited steel wire with a steel collar top and bottom.
CONDITION: The Blade and steel hilt slightly pitted.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 113 cm (44 1/2inches).Length of the blade: 93.4 cm (36 3/4 inches).