Arms & Armor Writhen Rapier
Original: Italian circa 1625, Wallace Collection, London
Heavily roped swept hilt in steel; complex twisted wire-bound grip crowned with Turk's heads; three rings on the foreguard complimented by a four bar inner guard.
The Italian original dates about 1625, though this style was seen as early as the 1580s.
Has a black leather scabbard with decorative chape and a matching parrying dagger
Overall length: 44.5"
Weight: 3 pounds
Width of guard: 7.5"
Blade: 35" long below finger rings; 1.125" wide tapering to .625"
Grip and pommel: 5.5"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~22" from guard
Maker: Arms & Armor
Inspired by an original located in the Wallace Collection, London (Cat. No. A602).
This item has been retired from the collection.