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Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony (1583–1611)

Sword cutler: Hilt by Israel Schuech (German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)
Bladesmith: Blade by Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
Date: dated 1606
Geography: Dresden; Toledo
Culture: hilt, German, Dresden; blade, Spanish, Toledo
Medium: Steel, bronze, gold, enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls, wood
Dimensions: L. 48 in. (121.92 cm); W. 6 3/4 in. (17.2 cm); L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm); W. of blade 7/8 in. (2.2 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 g)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1970
Accession Number: 1970.77

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