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Rapier

Date:
blade dated 1620
Culture:
Northern European, probably Germany
Medium:
Steel, encrusted with silver and partly gilt; brass and iron wire
Dimensions:
Length overall 43 1/2 in. ( 110.49 cm) Gr. width 8 1/2 in. ( 21.59 cm) Length of blade 36 7/8 in. ( 93.65 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/4 in. ( 3.18 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 3/16 in. ( 0.46 cm) Weight 2 lb. 15 oz. ( 1332 gm) Hardness of blade 70-75
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913
Accession Number:
25.135.28
22880

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