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Rapiers and parrying daggers. Front row, left-to-right: Cup-Hilted Rapier and…

Metropolitan Museum:   Fencing doublet and swords  Fencing Doublet: Western Europe, ~1580.  Swords, left-to-right:  -Rapier: Possibly Italy, 1610-20.  -Rapier: Germany, 1610-20.  -Rapier: Northern Europe (probably Germany), blade dated 1620.  -Broadsword: Northern Europe (possibly Switzerland), early 17th century.  -Rapier: Probably French, 1610-20.  -Rapier: Probably Germany, early 17th century.    Sword blades are probably from Toledo, Spain, or Solingen, Germany.

Metropolitan Museum: Fencing doublet and swords Fencing Doublet: Western Europe…

Metropolitan Museum: Rapiers Front row, left-to-right: -Rapier of Emperor…

Metropolitan Museum: Rapiers Front row, left-to-right: -Rapier of Emperor…

A rapier with Caino mark, North Italy, late 16th century.

A rapier with Caino mark, North Italy, late century.

Sword Date: 15th century Culture: German Medium: Steel, wood, brass

Sword, Early century, German The history nerd in me loves that you can see the transition from sidesword to rapier in the blade changes

Weapons of the trade: Assassin's Realm Rapier and Left-hand Dagger Dated: early century Culture: Italian Measurements: overall length Copyright © 2015 Czerny’s International Auction House S. Found on Art of Swords

Two-Handed Sword, 1550-1600 Spain, Toledo, second half of 16th Century

Two-Handed Sword, Spain, Toledo, second half of Century. Interesting idea: instead of a greatsword, a great-rapier a heavy dex weapon

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1540 (pommel and guards (German). Probably late century (blade). Iron or steel, rope and leather, blackened.

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