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Old 7th November 2021, 03:00 PM   #1
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Default Rapier from the 17th or 18th century to identify

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Can you help me identify this rapier? At first I thought of a reproduction. But it seems very authentic to me. I think around 1650-1700 maybe?
I only have these photos, it is a purchase that will arrive at the house soon.

The blade measures 82.5cm and the handle 21cm
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Old 7th November 2021, 03:08 PM   #2
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Oupss....Not for sale, section error ... Can someone put the subject in the right place? Thank you
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Old 7th November 2021, 06:35 PM   #3
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... At first I thought of a reproduction. But it seems very authentic to me.
Well, let us see what knowledged members say.
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Old 8th November 2021, 09:42 PM   #4
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I'm sorry to be the one to disappoint you Lansquenet, it is 19th c for sure. The type of blade is also found on French military dress swords of the 19th c and often used on neo Renaissance rapiers as this one.
Here is a picture of a French infantry officers sword circa 1850-70 with a similar blade.
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Old 8th November 2021, 11:14 PM   #5
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Similar ones.
With some I am not sure about the hilt being from XIXth century.

I call this style "screwless shells".
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Old 10th November 2021, 10:06 AM   #6
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Thank you Ulfberth and Midelburgo for your intervention.
I would like to believe that this is a 19th century production. (It was my first impression) anyway, it is very well done. I will be more vigilant next time. Indeed the shell is not screwed. The midelburgo model is similar effect. If anyone has other similar models to present, it's always good to know.
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Old 10th November 2021, 03:03 PM   #7
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I am still puzzled with these swords.

Sometimes the hilt seems XVIIIth century and the blade XIXTh.
Sometimes they both look from XIXth century.
And even you can find a XVIIIth blade with a historicist look hilt.

They have often the sunburst like "guardapolvo". And you can find the same type in real XVIIIth century Spanish Royal Guards (Guardia de Corps) 1728 cavalry swords (bilboes).
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