weapon

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Dagger with Sheath

  • Dated: early 19th century
  • Culture: Persian, Qajar
  • Medium: steel, copper, enamel, garnet, turquoise
  • Measurements: H. with sheath 19 5/16 in. (49.1 cm); H. without sheath 17 13/16 in. (45 cm); H. of blade 11 1/2 in. (29.2 cm); W. 2 11/16 in. (6.8 cm); Wt. 1 lb. 3 oz. (538.6 g); Wt. of sheath 11.6 oz. (328.9 g)

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Two-Handed Sword

  • Dated: 1573
  • Maker: unknown
  • Geography: made in Germany, Europe (probably in Brunswick)
  • Medium: (Blade) engraved steel; (hilt) pierced, filed, engraved, and blackened iron alloy; wood; leather; velvet; brass wire mesh
  • Measurements: overall: 1 feet 9 5/8 inches × 8 5/16 inches × 6 feet 4 13/16 inches, 10.3 lb. (54.9 × 21.1 × 195.1 cm, 4650g). Pommel: 4 5/8 × 7/8 × 2 5/8 inches (11.7 × 2.2 × 6.7 cm) Grip: 17 11/16 × 2 1/4 inches (44.9 × 5.7 cm). Quillons: 1 9/16 × 21 5/8 × 8 5/16 inches (4 × 54.9 × 21.1 cm). Blade: 4 feet 7 7/8 inches, 2 1/8 × 1/4 inches (141.9 × 5.4 × 0.6 cm)

This sword belongs to a series of about three hundred made from 1573 to 1574 for the bodyguard of Duke Julius of Brunswick- Wolfenbüttel (ruled 1568 to 1589).

Source: Copyright © 2015 Philadelphia Museum of Art