Item #: GSHR1 -- A Fine German Swept-hilt Rapier, ca. 1600-1630 -- Price Reduced!!! -- $5000.00
The hilt basically a classic Norman type 58 but with recurved quillons with disc finials, constructed of flattened bars with filed and incised decoration. Fine faceted pommel forged in one piece with the baluster button. The wire grip wrap appears to be original and the pommel peen does not appear to have been disturbed. The ricasso with a man-in-the-moon stamp, and the blade of flattened hexagonal section, marked in the fullers \\\IHS\\\ (Jesu Hominem Salvatore). Fine condition throughout -- a good rapier with the blade and hilt components all showing good grain. Blade 91.5 cm., 111.5 cm. overall.