Marcin Nowak

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Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt Date: early 17th century Culture: Polish

Saber with Scabbard and Carrying Belt, early century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. This is one of a series of twelve jeweled sabers made in Hungarian style for use at the Saxon court in Dresden.

Taza Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier XVII th century.    Taza Rapier, which means bowl in Spanish, XVII th century style, Viollet le Duc period. This is a good example of a rapier, the weapon used by the famous three musketeers, Cyrano de Bergerac and other heroes of the XVII th century.

Taza Spanish Cup Hilt Rapier XVII th century. Taza Rapier, which means bowl in Spanish, XVII th century style. Rapiers came into use in the C., until the C, when they were worn more to designate status rather an for actual use.

Magnificent German Dutch gilt rapier, ca 1610-1620.

Magnificent German Dutch gilt rapier, ca Note the hexagon cross-section and seemingly low mass of the blade. This is a rigid thrusting weapon with little if any cutting power.