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Cup-Hilted Rapier

Date: ca. 1650–75
Culture: Italian, possibly Naples
Medium: Steel, pierced and chiseled; iron wire
Dimensions: Length of quillons 11 3/4 in. ( 29.85 cm) Length of blade 40 3/16 in. ( 102.06 cm) Length overall 46 3/4 in. ( 118.75 cm) Gr. width of blade 0 15/16 in. ( 2.36 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 5/16 in. ( 0.79 cm) Weight 2 lb. 14 oz. ( 1304 gm) Hardness of blade 45-55
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Alan Rutherfurd Stuyvesant, 1951
Accession Number: 51.170.1

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