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L. 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm); greatest W. 3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm); L. of blade 12 5/16 in. (31.3 cm); greatest W. of blade 1 5/16 in. (3.3 cm); greatest thickness of blade 1/4 in. (.6 cm); Wt. 12 oz. (340.2 g)
Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926
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The term baselard is applied to a form of dagger with a distinctive I-shaped grip that was worn throughout Europe as part of military and civilian dress from the thirteenth to the sixteenth century. The name suggests that it originated in the Swiss town of Basel.
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