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Rapier

Maker:
Peter Wirsberg (German (Solingen))
Date:
ca. 1600–10
Geography:
Saxony
Culture:
German, Saxony
Medium:
Steel, silver, wood
Dimensions:
L. 39 7/8 in. (101.3 cm); L. of blade 32 in. (81.3 cm); W. 7 in. (17.8 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 1 oz. (1389.1 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1929
Accession Number:
29.157.7
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (inlaid with copper on reverse side of blade) see Cards
Ex coll.: Dresden Historical Museum
Weyersberg, Albert. Solingen Schwertschmiede des 16. und 17. Jahrhunderts und ihre Erzeugnisse. Solingen, 1926. pp. 50–52, fig. 124.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Stephen V. Grancsay, and Carl Otto von Kienbusch. The Bashford Dean Collection of Arms and Armor in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Portland, Maine: Southworth Press for the Armor and Arms Club of New York City, 1933. p. 202, fig. 146.

Norman, A. V. B., and C. M. Barne. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. pp. 94–95.



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