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Rapier

Date:
early 17th century
Culture:
Italian
Medium:
Iron, steel, brass copper
Dimensions:
L. 44 in. (111.7 cm); L. of blade 37 7/8 in. (96.2 cm); W. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); D. 5 1/2 in. (14 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 8 oz. (1134 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number:
04.3.52
Not on view
Inscription: Running wolf (in groove of blade, obverse, retaining fragments of brass inlay)

Also, there are markings on both sides of ricasso. See cards for illustration.
de Cosson, Charles A. Le Cabinet D'armes De Maurice De Talleyrand-Périgord, Duc De Dino. Paris: E. Rouveyre, 1901. p. 64, no. F. 37.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460-1820 . London: Arno Press, 1980. hilt type 66, datable to c. 1620-1640s).



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