Fine 17th C. Spanish or Italian Rapier Sword with finely made Juan Martinez of Toledo blade (ID: es658)
Fine 17th C. Spanish or Italian Rapier Sword with finely made Juan Martinez of Toledo blade
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A fine example of a classic 17th C. Spanish rapier made by the famous bladesmith Juan Martinez of Toledo. The single-fluted ricasso extends into the guard, with "JUAN MARTINEZ EN TOLEDO" in the flutes and a combined square and hexagonal cross-section, transitioning to a lozenge profile for the rest of the length. The ricasso has the town mark of Toledo at the lower end of the guard. The guards is fitted with a pair of straight quillions, 8 1/4 inches wide, with the basket section extending from the knuckleguard up above the quillions. With a wire wrapped ribbed grip and an octagonal pattern pommel.
48 1/2 "overall, with a 42" double edged blade.