Arms & Armor Writhen Rapier
- Original: Italian circa 1625, Wallace Collection, London
Heavily roped swept hilt in steel; complex twisted wire-bound grip crowned with Turk’s heads; three rings on the foreguard complimented by a four bar inner guard. The Italian original dates about 1625, though this style was seen as early as the 1580s. Has a black leather scabbard with decorative chape and a matching parrying dagger.