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Bashford Dean and the Creation of the Arms and Armor Department, 1904–1929

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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
22370

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