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Early Seventeenth Century Swords

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Schiavona - Venice, early Seventeenth Century. Cat head shaped pommel with central rosettes. Steel basket hilt. Wooden grip bound with leather and twisted iron wire. Lenticular section steel blade with a fuller on 2/3 of it’s length.

Length Overall: 97cm

Weight: 1500gr

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Rapier - Early Seventeenth Century. Hilt made of steel bars joined together at the quillon block, with a single curving quillon. Knuckle guard joined by a loop to the Pas d’Ane’. Flattened cylindrical steel pommel. Wooden grip bound with twisted iron wire.

Length Overall: 111cm

Weight: 1250gr

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Rapier - Early Seventeenth Century. Hilt with knuckle guard branching into loops to connect the Pas d’ Ane’. Straight quillons. Fluted, cylindrical pommel.   Wooden grip bound with twisted iron and brass wire. Steel blade with diamond section and strong ricasso.

Length Overall: 111cm

Weight: 1250gr

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Rapier - Early Seventeenth Century. Hilt with knuckle guard branching on both sides to be connected with the Pas d’Ane’. Straight quillons and triple ring guard. Plain spherical steel pommel with button. Wooden grip bound with twisted iron and brass wire. Steel blade of diamond section with strong ricasso.

Length Overall: 111cm

Weight: 1400gr

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Source: A Work of Art

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