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Old 5th December 2017, 02:04 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Victrix
Same, but different?

Both atypical, in any case. The example you selected from Calvó's work is mentioned as having details of extreme sumptuosity, brass guardapolvo engraved with trophees and all. Blade with faded inscription, with signs of being German.
Military swords of this model would have more simple features, with Royal initials in the blade.
On the other hand, your example would also be civilian, with its guardapolvo. You will also notice that its quillons have a much broader S shape. Could it be that neither hilt nor blade are Spanish ? .
And by the way, none of these swords have rapier features; why should they have ?
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