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Hunting Sword with Scabbard

Date:
ca. 1780–90
Geography:
Tula
Culture:
Russian, Tula
Medium:
Steel, wood, leather
Dimensions:
L. 27 7/8 in. (70.8 cm); L. of blade 22 in. (55.9 cm); W. of blade 1 1/8 in. (2.8 cm); D. of blade 1/4 in. (0.6 cm); Wt. 15 oz. (425 g);Wt. with scabbard 1 lb. 4 oz. (566.99 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926
Accession Number:
26.145.252a, b
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Founded in 1712 by Tsar Peter the Great, the Tula workshops were famous for producing fine objects in steel, from armor and weapons to furniture and a wide variety of ornate domestic items including mirror frames, candelabra, and writing sets.
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