This sword represents the ultimate evolution of the rapier in northern Europe, though it further evolved and continued in use through the 18th century in Spain.  Brass hilt, originally gilt with thickened edge boat form guard, the interior with broad hand engraved foliate border. Elongated quillon block flanked by the guard arms, forming large loops to accommodate gripping with the first two fingers ahead of the cross guard. Compare to our A9723. The two hilts are of about identical proportions and matching in detail but for the fact that the cross guard on this example is raised toward the pommel, to provide gripping below it with the first two fingers. As a result, the grip is shorter, providing purchase for the third and fourth fingers only.  The comparison of these two example clearly illustrates the evolution of fencing techniques, with the shift of the grip resulting in reconfiguring the guard. Fine 35” diamond section blade with deep fullers marked * T O M A S* A I A L A * and * T O L E D O *.
Stock Number: A9805

$3,150.00

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Certificate of Authenticity

All items purchased from Faganarms are accompanied by a signed and dated Certificate of Authenticity with the name of the item and its unique item number for future reference.

Certificates are suitable for display with your item, and can easily be mounted in a 8½" x 5½" frame. Our certificates are printed on an acid free 65lb cardstock. This means your certification will not turn yellow or deteriorate over time.

EUROPEAN TRANSITIONAL RAPIER, C1720-40

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Standard Payment Plan (4 Months)

For orders totaling $100 or more, our Standard Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 4 equal payments with the first payment required as a deposit. The balance will be due within 4 months, and your order will be shipped to you upon receipt of the final payment.

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For orders totaling $600 or more, our Extended Payment Plan is available to all of our customers. The total is split into 12 equal monthly payments, with the first months payment being required as a deposit.

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