Iron hilt with recurved guard, the back terminal chiseled as a lion’s head with sweeping main. Diagonal bar above double upturned bars connecting to an oval base ring. Oval section barrel form pommel and fine wire wrapped grip. 37 ¾” blade with single fuller at the forte with repeated A O T, abbreviated Latin religious invocation, inscription each side. See Wallace Collection A.628 for a rapier with hilt of this form described as German C.1600.