17th Century Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier, sold
In good condition, a good late 17th Century Spanish cup hilt rapier
marked on the blade "MI SINNAL SANTISMO CRUCIFICIO" (My
sign is the Holy Cross).
"MI SINNAL SANTISMO CRUCIFICIO" is accredited to mean
the blade and sword were made by Enriques Coll AKA Eiriko Gol, a
Spanish swordsmith working in Solingen (Prussia, Germany) towards
the end of the 17th Century. The inscription is very weak one side
and almost nonexistent the other, but together it is possible to
determine that this is the inscription on the blade.
The 31 1/4 inch blade is in overall good condition; the tip area
with some former rust pitting, but sound enough. The blade generally
straight as they come but with a very slight curvature towards the
tip area. The hilt in very good shape, the twisted wire grip also
exceptionally good. In all, an above average example of a very fine
and robust fighting sword. Plenty of lesser examples available elsewhere
for around the 2000 GBP mark, so our price is exceptionally good,
a true investment as it will appreciate in value from the moment
you order it! Further / large images available upon request. Please
quote item reference number C74 (656).