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Smallsword

Maker:
IW
Date:
hallmarked for 1683–84
Geography:
London
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Steel, silver
Dimensions:
L. 39 5/8 in. (100.5 cm); L. of blade 33 1/4 in. (84.46 cm); W. of blade 1 3/16 in. (3.02 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 4 oz. (1021 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Purchase, Rogers Fund and Bequest of Stephen V. Grancsay, by exchange, 1985
Accession Number:
1985.259.1
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 372
This is a heavier, sturdier military version of the civilian smallsword. The decoration, cast, chased, and pierced, includes equestrian figures on the pommel and St. George (patron saint of England) on the guard. The mark, IW, has not been identified.
Marking: Maker's mark: IW
Ex. coll.: Mrs. S. Simonds
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