Italian Rapier From The Veneto, Circa 1570

Fig shaped pommel with high relief chiseled acanthus decoration en-suite with the guard, original wooden grip with
wire wrapping and turk’s heads, blade stamped in the fuller (CLEMENS HORN and ME FECIT SOLINGEN) on the opposite side,
hilt retains much original blackening, blade has areas of oxidation and appears to have never been dismantled.
See: Armi Bianche Italiane by Boccia & Coelho, Bramante Editrice-Milano1975 Figure 425 for a very similar sword in the Collection Odescalchi.
Blade        37 1/2”
Overall     43 1/4″    
Price:   $14,500-