Small-sword, ca. 1750–60. German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Peter Finer, 2004 (2004.525) #sword

Previous pinner says: Small-sword, ca. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Peter Finer, 2004 <--This is the sword of a king!

A cup-hilted sword, Spain, 17th century.

🙢 ℱιɴℯ-∂ℯʈᴀιʟℯ∂ ℭяᴀғʈ 🙠 A cup-hilted sword, Spain, century.

Taza Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier XVII th century.    Taza Rapier, which means bowl in Spanish, XVII th century style, Viollet le Duc period. This is a good example of a rapier, the weapon used by the famous three musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac and other heroes of the XVII th century.

Taza Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier XVII th century. Taza Rapier, which means bowl in Spanish, XVII th century style. Rapiers came into use in the C., until the C, when they were worn more to designate status rather an for actual use.

A rare English basket-hilted rapier, c.1620... sooooo fine...

I love a pretty basket hilt. *A rare English basket-hilted rapier, ca.

An Italian Left-Hand Dagger -  The Hilt Third Quarter Of The 16th Century

An Italian Left-Hand Dagger - The Hilt Third Quarter Of The Century

Pierced Cup-hilt Rapier  Dated: 17th century Culture: Spanish Measurements: overall length 123.5 cm

Pierced Cup-hilt Rapier Dated: century Culture: Spanish Measurements…

Arms & Armor

Described as "Italian basket hilt rapier," I like the slender, fragile look of the branches which, together, make this a fantastically strong guard. The clamshell underneath the top-most rings are a curious but welcome bit of extra protection.

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