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Rapier of Emperor Charles V

Date: ca. 1540
Culture: Italian, Milan
Medium: Steel, damascened with gold and silver; wood
Dimensions: Length overall 42 1/4 in. ( 107.32 cm) Gr. width 6 1/2 in. ( 16.51 cm) Length of blade 36 5/8 in. ( 93.01 cm) Width of blade 1 5/16 in. ( 3.33 cm) Thickness of blade 0 5/16 in. ( 0.79 cm) Weight 2 lb. 11 oz. ( 1219 gm) Hardness 60-70
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1904
Accession Number: 04.3.21

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