Circa 1680 Tomas Daiala (Toledo) Spanish
Cup-Hilt Rapier (Sold)
Stunning 17th Century Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier made by leading
Toldeo swordsmith Tomas (Tomaso) Daiala in very good condition.
Very rare and highly sought after Tomaso Daiala Cup-Hilt Rapier
from Toledo, Spain circa 1680. Tomas Daiala was one of Toledo's
foremost sword smiths. The sword is in very good condition, especially
considering its age. There is a little looseness as you would expect.
The grip wiring is loose but complete. The 40 inch (102 cm) blade
is in very good condition with just one small patina area on one
side; the blade is straight. Given the condition, scarcity and desire
for Tomaso Daiala rapiers, I could not accept less than (removed)
for this sword. Please note: rapiers by Tomas Daiala of this quality
and condition generally sell for many times my asking price (see:
Finer - I have an email confirming they require £12000
for their sword). Further pictures available upon request.