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Rapier of Prince-Elector Christian II of Saxony (1583–1611)

Hilt by Israel Schuech
(German, Dresden, active ca. 1590–1610)

Bladesmith: Blade by Juan Martinez (Spanish, Toledo, active ca. 1600)
Date: dated 1606
Geography: Dresden
Culture: German, Dresden
Medium: Steel, bronze, gold, enamel, paste jewels, cameos, pearls, wood
Dimensions: L. 48 in. (121.92 cm); L. of blade 41 1/4 in. (104.78 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 4 oz. (1474 g)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Fletcher Fund, 1970
Accession Number: 1970.77

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