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Rapier

Date:
ca. 1600–10
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, brass wire, wood
Dimensions:
L. 45 3/4 in. (116.2 cm); W. 7 3/8 in. (18.7 cm); L. of blade 37 1/8 in. (94.3 cm); W. of blade 1 1/2 in. (3.8 cm); D. of blade 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 12 oz. (1247 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Prince Albrecht Radziwill, 1928
Accession Number:
28.100.2
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (on obverse side of ricasso) First mark, imitation of mark of Sebastian Hernandez the Elder, Toledo, ca. 1570. Second mark, the swords of Archmarshalship, badge of the Electors of Saxony.
(on reverse side of ricasso) the swords of Archmarshalship.
See Cards for illustrations.
Ex coll.: Historical Museum, Dresden
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