Thread: Heavy Rapier
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Old 2nd July 2019, 04:47 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by fernando
Beautiful piece indeed; would not mind to have it .
Because, precisely as you say, being a 'heavy' piece, i would (personally) call it a (swept hilt) sword, not a rapier. Can you tell the blade width at its base ?


Nando, the proportions of the blade do indeed suggest a cut-and-thrust weapon more properly termed a riding-sword, or spada da cavallo. Let's wait for the width measurement to come in, to be sure.
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