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Old 6th December 2017, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default Italian? Rapier

I am not sure about the origin of that one. I am betting on Italian, but open to suggestions.
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Old 7th December 2017, 06:43 PM   #2
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Hi Foxbat,

Not too familar with these type of swords but the curious insect/skeleton design on the guard and quillons make me think of the early schiavonas. So Venice or elsewhere in Northern Italy could be a good bet!
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Old 7th December 2017, 07:05 PM   #3
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Magnificent piece, and yes, it looks Italian to me too, albeit the hilt is more in the French style.

PS: On second thoughts, maybe not Italian. The ricasso is very different from what I have seen on other Italian blades. May it be a piece of historicism?!

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Old 7th December 2017, 08:47 PM   #4
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A fascinating example, that's for sure .
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Old 7th December 2017, 09:54 PM   #5
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This decoration style is often called cartilaginous.

Another uncommon feature is the full length fuller. There are some symbols and marks inside it.
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This decoration style is often called cartilaginous.

Another uncommon feature is the full length fuller. There are some symbols and marks inside it.


Can we see the symbols and the marks?
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