A Fine Italian Cup Hilt Rapier.
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54” overall, 45” tapering blade of flattened diamond section, stamped with a running Wolf mark inlayed with latern within a short fuller on each side. Steel hilt comprising deep cup guard formed as a flower with ten lobed petals each formed of a finely pierced plate, a pair of straight quillons with bud shaped finials, knuckle-guard with recurved finial en suite with the quillons, joined to the cup guard by an additional arm. Fluted ovoid pommel and wooden grip with original twisted steel wire reinforced with iron straps & steel bands.
A fine sword in very good condition.