art-of-swords:

Rapier
Dated: late 16th/early 17th Century
Culture: German, Dresden
Material and Technique: double-edged blade, hollow ground, brand impact, blackened iron vessel, silver plate pierced and engraved, blackened depths; handle wrapped in silver wire.
Measurement: total length 115 cm; blade ~ 100 cm
Rapiers of this type and their corresponding dagger were the features of the Saxon royal court. They were carried by the elector in the residence, on trips or to the tournaments. Some of the sets of signs at the mouth of the scabbard are the maker’s mark.

Source: © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2012

art-of-swords:

Rapier

  • Dated: late 16th/early 17th Century
  • Culture: German, Dresden
  • Material and Technique: double-edged blade, hollow ground, brand impact, blackened iron vessel, silver plate pierced and engraved, blackened depths; handle wrapped in silver wire.
  • Measurement: total length 115 cm; blade ~ 100 cm

Rapiers of this type and their corresponding dagger were the features of the Saxon royal court. They were carried by the elector in the residence, on trips or to the tournaments. Some of the sets of signs at the mouth of the scabbard are the maker’s mark.

Source: © Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden 2012

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