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Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony

Israel Schuech
(German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)

Bladesmith: Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
Date: dated 1606
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel; gilt bronze, with traces of enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls, wood
Dimensions: L. overall 48 in. (121.92 cm) L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm) Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 gm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1970
Accession Number: 1970.77

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