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Dean Castle Arms and Armour

Rapiers

Transitional rapier 2

Period:
17th Century
Description:

The 1600s saw the movement away from the long bladed rapier towards a 'transitional' rapier that saw smaller hilts and blades that were better suited for thrusting than cutting. This transitional rapier has a pierced blade, silver encrusted hilt with chiselled foliate designs on the guard and quillons, and Classical figures on its fig-shaped pommel.

Place of Production:
Netherlands
Source:
Dean Castle
Digital Number:
RI_DC_0000112
Copyright:
East Ayrshire Council


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