Must see. Beautiful detail! A remarkable 18th century English silver hilted small sword in good condition with hallmarks for London 1764/5. The maker is William Kinman, one of the foremost makers of silver hilted swords in London in the 18th century, and whose work represents the highest standards of English craftsmanship. https://darksword-armory.com/
Arming Sword Dated: circa 1530-50 There’s a pair of faceted arms carrying at their head an inverted U-shaped bar ridged made en suite with the quillon terminals. The hilt of the sword is a variation of the Type 16 discussed in A.V.B. Norman, The Rapier and Small-Sword 1460-1820, London 1980, pp. 80-82. A sword with a very closely comparable hilt is alternatively given a Spanish late 15th century attribution by Oakeshott. Type XVIIIc
This sword represents the rapier as it was used in Spain and her colonies in 18th century. It is, in fact, the final form of the rapier which, by this time had been replaced by the small-sword in the rest of Europe. It is a form of the cup-hilt with a solid "melon slice" form guard which extends to form the knuckle bow.