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A SPANISH CUP HILT RAPIER C.1650

$9,100

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A SPANISH CUP HILT RAPIER C.1650

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This fine rapier is distinguished by retaining considerable original gold overlay. It gives us a glimpse of what most fine weapons would have looked like when they were being used. While most rapiers survive in the white, with bare iron surfaces, each had a surface treatment when produced. Many were blued or browned (russet) but a considerable proportion were gold or silver overlaid which served to protect the hilt as well as enhance them aesthetically. This example is of further interest as it represents the cup hilted rapier in its most highly developed form, with long elegant thrusting blade and robust grip for the gloved fencer's hand.Blade length:

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Faganarms



Since 1965, we have served collectors, providing fine and rare Antique Arms & Armor and a broad spectrum of related items. Founded in the post war years when good items were relatively abundant, we grew with the Civil War Centennial and through the Revolutionary War Bi-centennial to become the largest volume dealers in our field. Our stock of over 5000 items includes swords and all types of edged weapons, armor, pole arms and firearms as well as artifacts from virtually every culture including Viking, Indopersian, African, Oceanic, Japanese, and other Asian.

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