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Old 5th November 2011, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Help: Stamped makers mark small crown over C

Looking at a strange rapier variant today with a small stamped makers mark near the hilt. oval with a crown (I think) over C.
Under this next to the hilt a word incised in 'script' that is unreadable due to patina.
Prominant feature of the rapier was no finger loops, twisted wire bound grip and two symetrical oval guards (one each side) with pierced plates in them.
Any of this sound familiar?
Not a long sword, standard smallsword length.
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Old 5th November 2011, 11:16 PM   #2
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LOL, should have had a camera with me!
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Hated to see this one go, its a shame we didnt get images, but thanks Gene for trying regardless. Without the pas d'ane rings, it sounds like this might have been some sort of duelling epee. The only 'C' with crown over it I have found is for 'Zamarado of Toledo' (Palomares) probably 17th c. and in a 'heraldic'type shield cartouche. Perhaps this might have been a Solingen product later?

That said, now this can R.I.P.
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Hated to see this one go, its a shame we didnt get images, but thanks Gene for trying regardless. Without the pas d'ane rings, it sounds like this might have been some sort of duelling epee. The only 'C' with crown over it I have found is for 'Zamarado of Toledo' (Palomares) probably 17th c. and in a 'heraldic'type shield cartouche. Perhaps this might have been a Solingen product later?

That said, now this can R.I.P.



Thanks Jim,

I'm in a fix about this. I get a good feeling from it, but it's going to cost me very, very dear to own it and I can't really risk a months wages on a 'good feeling'! lol

I'll have to see that I can do........

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