L. with sheath 17 1/4 in. (43.8 cm); L. without sheath 16 3/4 in. (42.5 cm); L. of blade 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); W. 3 1/8 in. (7.9 cm); W. of blade 1 3/8 in. (3.5 cm); Wt. 13.3 oz. (377 g); Wt. of sheath 13.2 oz. (374.2 g); knife (c); L. 7 1/4 in. (18.4 cm); W. 5/8 in. (1.6 cm); Wt. 1.2 oz. (34 g); skewer (d); L. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm); W. Wt. 0.8 oz. (22.7 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
Not on view
The relief on the scabbard is a scene from the Old Testament: the death of King Saul at the battle of Mount Gilboa. The scabbard is probably the work of a Basel goldsmith.
Grancsay, Stephen V., D. Graeme Keith, and Dr. Charles Avery. The Triumph of Humanism: A Visual Survey of the Decorative Arts of the Renaissance. San Francisco: Legion of Honor, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, 1977. Cat. no. 119; pp. 46, 87; fig. 60, ill.