Large deep plain iron cup with a rolled edge. 35 ½” d.e. rapier form blade, the forte with central fuller and broadly expanded, terminating in addorsed cusps, evidently blade catchers. The expanded section showing a distinct incised scale pattern, probably overall originally. The balance of the conventional diamond section. The expanded forte is encountered in smallswords of the later century and evidently is the precursor to the colichemarde blade. The blade catchers are similar to those found on main gauche dueling daggers where they serve the same purpose. Colonial workmanship and probably made in North America or the Caribbean and could have seen service in the American Southwest.

Stock Number: A2039

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