Originally Posted by cornelistromp
very good! btw your rapier hilt is indeed Spanish. Blade can be of Solingen manufacture or as it says Toledo. some Solingen sword smiths went to Spain.
I believe Johannes Brach did this around 1625 ! I have to check this later.
My books are stored for the moment.
The story goes that two rapiers as a pair signed Johannes Brach and En Toledo were in the collection of Czar Alexander III
Sword makers used the name Brach to ad the value of swords for the Spanish market.
A very nice sword indeed , I like the model, nice old patina and no doubt all parts are original and belong together