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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Rapiers

Cup hilt rapier 2

Description:

Spanish 17th century cup hilt rapier. Features a highly decorated hilt with its guard presenting floral and bird designs chiselled into the metal. Possesses a fig-shaped pommel with button and helix wire wrap on the grip with a sailor's knot at its top and bottom. Double-edged blade with inscriptions on both side, one side reading 'PEDROO' and the other 'ILECAMA'. Cup hilt rapiers emerged as a popular sword for persnal defence in Spain during the Renaissance, with the cup guard protecting the hand during combat.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000120
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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