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David Walsh




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PostPosted: Fri 14 May, 2010 4:25 pm    Post subject: 17th C. Rapier - Or Early 20th??         Reply with quote

(posting attempt 2 for this newbie)


does this look like the real deal chaps or something for 20th C. monied types to spritz up their den and impress guests? thanks! and sorry about the lousy pic...

super site by the way!

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David Walsh




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PostPosted: Fri 14 May, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Re: 17TH C. RAPIER - OR EARLY 20TH??         Reply with quote

pic is only 100k so hope it goes up...


David Walsh wrote:
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does this look like the real deal chaps or something for 20th C. monied types to spritz up their den and impress guests? thanks! and sorry about the lousy pic...

super site by the way!

Daivd



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PostPosted: Fri 14 May, 2010 6:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Its hard to tell from the photo, it doesnt show scale or forging techniques very well. Judging by the etching on the blade, I would say it is from the 20th century. The hilt looks to be in the style of a 16th century sword. Is it lacking a grip?
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PostPosted: Fri 14 May, 2010 6:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

thank you.

the light-ish red rust got my antennae out. (still, even old dark rusk can sprout new red can't it?)

re the etching, if acid-etched then that came way after the 16th C. didn't it?

on the other hand if this was ground-dug even hand-engraving would look pretty crummy I reckon. 'dug could also explain the missing grip assuming it was WOOD but then these were almost always metal I think...

is this more spanish/portuguese or western euro in design? I'll try and make better pix at the 'curiosity shop' I found this in....

david





Don Stanko wrote:
Its hard to tell from the photo, it doesnt show scale or forging techniques very well. Judging by the etching on the blade, I would say it is from the 20th century. The hilt looks to be in the style of a 16th century sword. Is it lacking a grip?

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PostPosted: Fri 14 May, 2010 9:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

While its not a good enough photo to make definitive statements, I'll say that it looks pretty much identical to the cheap Toledo-made tourist swords that have been sold from the 70s up until present day.
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