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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Rapiers

Italian swept hilt rapier 3

Description:

The rapier sword was both a stylish accessory and weapon of self-defence used by civilian and military gentlemen through out the 16th and 17th century. This rapier has a swept hilt design to protect an unarmoured users hand. This early 17th century Italian swept hilt rapier features a gilt hilt an the ricasso of blade stamped with a crowned 'R'.

Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000168
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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