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    Good rapier?

    Hi all!
    Please help about this rapier, agem origin

    Thanks!
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    It looks like a nice period rapier.
    Tom Donoho

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    The only unusual thing I see are the nuts at the screws. They are usually not needed as the thread in on the guard. And at this period they would likely be square if anything. The triangular cross is seen often in 1728 cavalry models prior 1761.
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    Thanks T. Donoho , Javier Ramos

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    Well, nobody has said that explicitly so far, but of course it is a Spanish rapier, mid-to-late 17th century. It would be good to know what the inscription reads, by the way.
    SI, SI
    NO, NON

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juan J. Perez View Post
    Well, nobody has said that explicitly so far, but of course it is a Spanish rapier, mid-to-late 17th century. It would be good to know what the inscription reads, by the way.
    If I buy it, I say whats on a blade.Thanks for your opinion

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    Juan,

    Do you feel this is an actual period piece?
    Tom Donoho

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    Please, what is the length of the blade?
    Tom Donoho

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Donoho View Post
    Juan,

    Do you feel this is an actual period piece?
    Yes, it could be original. Maybe the pommel is a replacement, and the original riveted screws may have been replaced, too, but the rest looks like the real thing. However, for this kind of pieces a closer, personal inspection is needed to rest sure on any assessment. There are so many old reproductions, and the original pieces have been messed with by so many collectors, that to be certain is always difficult.
    SI, SI
    NO, NON

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    Quote Originally Posted by T. Donoho View Post
    Please, what is the length of the blade?
    blade length 98,5 cm, total length 116

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    Agreed, And these swords had long lives even if not actively used so who knows what might have transpired.
    Tom Donoho

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    Thanks for the length. It looks like a good quality blade.
    Tom Donoho

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