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Rapier

Date: ca. 1600
Culture: German, possibly Saxony
Medium: Steel, damascened with gold and silver; iron wire; wood
Dimensions: Length overall 50 in. ( 127 cm) Gr. width 7 1/4 in. ( 18.42 cm) Length of blade 44 3/16 in. ( 112.22 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/16 in. ( 2.69 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 3/16 in. ( 0.46 cm) Weight 2 lb. 9 oz. ( 1162 gm) Hardness of blade 72
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number: 14.25.1201

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