Symmetrical steel hilt featuring flower petal shaped dish guard with six sections, each filled with a fine pierced plate (one with small damage, see photo). Quillons with large scroll finials and a pair of diagonal bars connecting to the dish guard; long fluted quillon block; fluted ovoid pommel with button; spiral grip with original twisted iron wire wrap. Unmarked slender 38 ½” diamond-section blade. Even dark brown patina. Overall length 47″. A nearly identical rapier is in the Wallace Collection, inventory #A676.