Art of Swords

Sword
/sôrd/
Noun
1. A weapon consisting typically of a long, straight or slightly curved, pointed blade having one or two cutting edges and set into a hilt.
2. An instrument of death or destruction.

Rapier
Date: about 1600
Culture: German, possibly Saxony
Medium: Steel, damascened with gold and silver; iron wire; wood
Dimensions: Length overall 50 in. ( 127 cm) Gr. width 7 1/4 in. ( 18.42 cm) Length of blade 44 3/16 in. ( 112.22 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/16 in. ( 2.69 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 3/16 in. ( 0.46 cm) Weight 2 lb. 9 oz. ( 1162 gm) Hardness of blade 72.
Inscription: (on either side of ricasso) [see cards for ill.] Inscribed: (stamped on reverse side of blade) DEH ORT VNO (on obverse sIde) DE AGV IRE (on anterior edge of ricasso) ESPADAR[O] (on posterior edsge of ricasso) DEL REI.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

Rapier

  • Date: about 1600
  • Culture: German, possibly Saxony
  • Medium: Steel, damascened with gold and silver; iron wire; wood
  • Dimensions: Length overall 50 in. ( 127 cm) Gr. width 7 1/4 in. ( 18.42 cm) Length of blade 44 3/16 in. ( 112.22 cm) Gr. width of blade 1 1/16 in. ( 2.69 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 3/16 in. ( 0.46 cm) Weight 2 lb. 9 oz. ( 1162 gm) Hardness of blade 72.

Inscription: (on either side of ricasso) [see cards for ill.] Inscribed: (stamped on reverse side of blade) DEH ORT VNO (on obverse sIde) DE AGV IRE (on anterior edge of ricasso) ESPADAR[O] (on posterior edsge of ricasso) DEL REI.

Source: Metropolitan Museum of Art 

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