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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Rapiers

Cup hilt rapier 5

Period:
17th Century
Description:

The word "rapier" generally refers to a primarily thrusting weapon, it was the civilian weapon of choice for self-defence and duelling as it allowed for fast reactions and a longer reach for combat. The rapier was also extremely fashionable throughout Europe with the wealthier classes being worn as an accessory for clothing.

Place of Production:
Spain
Source:
Dean Castle
Accession number:
RI_DC_0000106
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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