Based on original: Circa 1580-1585, Museo Poldi Pezzoli, Milan (Inv. 2537)
Overall length: 46.3”
Blade Length: 38"
Blade Width: 1.09"
An elegant swept hilt rapier in a style that was one of the most popular at the beginning of the seventeenth century. This Norman Type 58 hilt has simple clean lines that appealed to many gentleman of the period. This is clearly illustrated by the many portraits from the first three decades of the 1600's featuring this rapier as a personal sidearm of the rich and well styled.
The inner guard of a single bar originates at a midpoint on the knuckle-bow then branching into three bars terminating at the ends of the hilt arms. The pommel has a slightly tapered barrel shape in profile but is keeled in the plane of the blade. The grip is bound in twisted steel wire.
Available in a satin steel finish or special blued finish. Please indicate preference when ordering.
Our rapier hilts are hand crafted to order. With the demand for our pieces delivery times usually run in the 8 to 12 month range.
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Shipping Domestic US 54.00 (multiple sword shipping discounted)
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