Attributed to Daniel Sadeler (German, Munich, recorded 1602–1632)
Steel, gold, leather, wood
L. with sheath 17 1/2 in. (44.5) cm); L. without sheath 16 1/2 in. (41.9 cm); W. 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm); Wt. 11.3 oz. (320.3 g); Wt. of sheath 2.8 oz. (69.4 g)
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Not on view
Daniel Sadeler was a renowned specialist in the chiseled and gilt decoration of iron and steel. He worked at the court of the dukes of Bavaria, succeeding his equally famous elder brother Emanuel in 1610. Working in Munich from the 1590s to the 1630s the Sadelers produced some of the most finely decorated firearms and edged weapons ever created.
William H. Riggs, Paris (until 1913; his gift to MMA).
La Rocca, Donald J., and The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The Academy of the Sword: Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 29.