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Rapier

Bladesmith:
Peter Tesche (German, Solingen, active mid-17th century)
Date:
ca. 1600–10
Culture:
German
Medium:
Steel, copper, wood
Dimensions:
L. 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm); L. of blade 37 in. (94 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 8 oz. (1134 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Gift of Prince Albrecht Radziwill, by exchange, 1928
Accession Number:
28.100.4
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 376
Inscription: (stamped on ricasso) see Cards for illustration. Inscripton: (in groove, twice on obverse) [cross] *P*E*T*E*R* [cross]; (in groove, twice on reverse) [cross] *T*E*S*C*H*E* [cross]
Ex coll.: Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony, Dresden; Dr. Bashford Dean, Riverdale, NY
Grancsay, Stephen V. "Notes on Armor of the Greenwich School." Metropolitan Museum Studies 2, pt. 1 (1929). pp. 56–58, fig. 1.

Norman, A. V. B. The Rapier and Small-Sword, 1460–1820. London: Arms and Armour Press, 1980. p.117.



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