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Rapier with Scabbard

Bladesmith:
Blade signed by Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
Date:
ca. 1580
Geography:
Toledo
Culture:
German; blade, Spanish, Toledo
Medium:
Steel, leather, gold, copper wire, wood, velvet
Dimensions:
L. 48 3/4 in. (123.8 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); D. 5 in. (12.7 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 5 oz. (1507 g); Wt. of scabbard 6 oz. (170.1 g)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bashford Dean Memorial Collection, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. de Forest, 1929
Accession Number:
29.157.13a, b
Not on view
Minneapolis. Minneapolis Institute of Arts. "Long-term loan," December 1, 2005–June 30, 2016.

La Rocca, Donald J. "Illustrated Fencing Books 1500–1800." In The Academy of the Sword. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1998. p. 29, ill. p. 28.



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