Del Tin 2161 Early Rapier
Original: Italian, early 16th century
This Italian sword has deeply carved hilt components consisting of twin forward guards, finger rings, S-shaped quillons, and a fancy pommel. Iron wire-wrapped and brass wire knots cover the wooden grip. The diamond cross-sectioned blade has a short fuller and a wide ricasso.
Has a black leather-covered wooden scabbard with silver fittings hand-crafted by Art Elwell's A Work of Art
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Overall length: 41"
Weight: 2.6 pounds
Width of guard: 9"
Width of grip: 1.25"
Blade: 34.5" long below finger rings; 1.375" wide tapering to .625"
Fuller: 11" long
Grip and pommel: 6"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~21" from guard
Maker: Del Tin Armi Antiche
This item has been retired from the collection.