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Hunting Sword with Scabbard

ca. 1780–90
Russian, Tula
Steel, wood, leather
L. 27 7/8 in. (70.8 cm); L. of blade 22 in. (55.9 cm); Wt. 15 oz. (425 g); Wt. of scabbard 5 oz. (141.7 g)
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.
Buttin, Charles, and François Buttin. Catalogue De La Collection D'armes Anciennes Européennes Et Orientales De Charles Buttin. Rumilly: Imp. Sadag, 1933. pp. 51–52, no. 138, ill., pl. 5 and 16.

Mavrodin, V., and Ermitazh Gosudarstvennyi. Firearms and Edged Weapons in the Hermitage, Leningrad: Fire arms from Tula. New York: H.N. Abrams, 1977. pl. 124.

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