Auctions: A silver inlaid rapier

Auctions:  A silver inlaid rapier

This silver inlaid rapier, which was made in Germany around 1600, is one of the lots at the upcoming fall auction of German auction house Hermann Historica, which will be held on November 15.
The auction catalogue describes the rapier as follows:
“Long, double-edged thrusting blade of diamond section. A fleur-de-lys stamped onto both sides of the sturdy ricasso, together with the signature "SANDR*SCACCHI". The three-bar, iron knuckle-bow hilt entirely covered in ornamental silver inlays, the guard plate with multiple perforations, inset on the underside. The original wooden grip with spiral flutes, embellished with silver corded wire and silver dots.”
The overall length of the rapier is 130.5 cm. The opening bid is € 19.000.
Picture © Hermann Historica GmbH 2019