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Swept-hilt rapier


An English swept-hilt rapier; oviform pommel; basket guard; decorated with encrusted silver; grip and one quillon are old restorations; hollow-ground blade with single fuller on each side struck with blade-smith's name (illegible); about 1610.

  • Place made

    United Kingdom - England

  • Credit line

    CC-BY-NC-ND Image Courtesy of the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust