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Rapier of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1576). The blade is incribed with the mark and name of the maker Lucio Marliani, called Piccinino (1538 - 1607).

Rapier of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1576). The blade is incribed with the mark and name of the maker Lucio Marliani, called Piccinino (1538 - 1607).

During the Renaissance civilian swords were not just weapons: they were works of art. The rapier of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1576) is the paragon of the art of the sword. Modelled with unbelievable skill in solid gold, the hilt, glittering with multi-coloured enamel in many bright colours, is set onto a deadly Milanese blade of the very best quality.

During the Renaissance civilian swords were not just weapons: they were works of art. The rapier of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian II (1527-1576) is the paragon of the art of the sword. Modelled with unbelievable skill in solid gold, the hilt, glittering with multi-coloured enamel in many bright colours, is set onto a deadly Milanese blade of the very best quality.

Светлана Иванова

Светлана Иванова

Rapier Unknown Artist / Maker Hilt- North Europe, possibly; blade- German, possibly Passau c. 1620 - c. 1640

Rapier Unknown Artist / Maker Hilt- North Europe, possibly; blade- German, possibly Passau c. 1620 - c. 1640

A superior 18th century English silver hilted small sword in good condition with…

A superior 18th century English silver hilted small sword in good condition with…

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Mark Cooke - Page 1

Mark Cooke - Page 1

ASTA 71 | Czerny's

ASTA 71 | Czerny's

Leading up to the 1900's, weaponry had a big impact on the lives of humans and the ways of shaping the world. The Europeans invented the rapier around 1500 to revolutionize the way of combat. It was a newer, lighter type of sword that allowed for quick motion

Leading up to the 1900's, weaponry had a big impact on the lives of humans and the ways of shaping the world. The Europeans invented the rapier around 1500 to revolutionize the way of combat. It was a newer, lighter type of sword that allowed for quick motion

Rapier | 16th, Spain, overall length 120cm  The sword has a straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, grooved at the forte, with the inscription “CLEMENS HORNN”. It has a richly chiselled iron hilt featuring remains of silver and gold plating. At the front there’s a large heart-shaped valve, pierced with floral motifs, while at the centre there’s a relieved mask; at the back lies a knuckle-guard decorated en suite. The quillons and guard end with the heads of dragons.

Rapier | 16th, Spain, overall length 120cm The sword has a straight, double-edged blade of lenticular section, grooved at the forte, with the inscription “CLEMENS HORNN”. It has a richly chiselled iron hilt featuring remains of silver and gold plating. At the front there’s a large heart-shaped valve, pierced with floral motifs, while at the centre there’s a relieved mask; at the back lies a knuckle-guard decorated en suite. The quillons and guard end with the heads of dragons.

A COMPOSITE RAPIER INLAID WITH LAPIS -  The blade circa 1600, the hilt 19th Century

A COMPOSITE RAPIER INLAID WITH LAPIS - The blade circa 1600, the hilt 19th Century

Cordelas    Dresden. To 1610.

Cordelas Dresden. To 1610.

I imagine this sword to be depicting the Arch Angel Gabriel. Beautiful early renaissance sword.

I imagine this sword to be depicting the Arch Angel Gabriel. Beautiful early renaissance sword.

Such a pretty sweep.  Rapier, Spanish, circa 1600

Such a pretty sweep. Rapier, Spanish, circa 1600

I would put up with the rampant syphilis, open sewers, gout, poor hygiene, and lack of personal networking websites during the Italian renaissance if it meant I got to wear one of these every day.

I would put up with the rampant syphilis, open sewers, gout, poor hygiene, and lack of personal networking websites during the Italian renaissance if it meant I got to wear one of these every day.

Rapier Dated: approximately 1610-1620 Culture: French Medium: steel, copper Measurements: Overall length: 985 mm. Blade length: 963 mm; width: 203 mm. Blade width: 29 mm. Weight: 1,293 g  Inscriptions: “COMBATRE A FOY” and “ESPERANCE DE VIE”

Rapier Dated: approximately 1610-1620 Culture: French Medium: steel, copper Measurements: Overall length: 985 mm. Blade length: 963 mm; width: 203 mm. Blade width: 29 mm. Weight: 1,293 g Inscriptions: “COMBATRE A FOY” and “ESPERANCE DE VIE”