Feestspada Armouries
 

 

 

    Swept hilt rapier 1600-1630  
   

Maker: Andrew Feest 2011

Client: Robert Wrightson

Length: 1290mm

Hilt: Olive decoration - steel

Blade: 1098mm

Quillons: 284mm

Grip: Steel wire wrapped grip
Grip:  with turk’s head knots

 

 

Description

This is an Italian swept hilt rapier. Worked in steel. It is a copy of a swept hilt circa 1600-1630. Original below. Probably Venician. Diagonal side-loops olives at the end of the quillons and knuckle guard.

Original - ‘Rapier and Salon Swords’ Museum of Hrvatsko Zagorje.

sworpt_hilt_original_1600

 

 

swept hilt 1600s