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Rapier Date: blade dated 1620 Culture: Northern European, probably German Medium: Steel, encrusted with silver and partly gilt; brass and iron wire Dimensions: L. 43 1/2 in. (110.5 cm); W. 8 1/2 in. (21.6 cm); L. of blade 36 7/8 in. (93.7 cm); W. of blade 1 1/4 in. (3.2 cm); D. of blade 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 2 lb. 15 oz. (1332.4 g)

Two-Handed Sword Date: 15th–16th century Culture: Italian Medium: Steel, gold Dimensions: L. 66 1/2 in. (168.9 cm); L. of blade 50 3/4 in. (128.9 cm); W. 19 1/8 in. (48.6 cm); W. of blade 1 5/8 in. (4.1 cm); D. of blade 3/8 in. (0.9 cm); Wt. 6 lb. 2 oz. (2778.3 g) Classification: Swords

Basket-Hilted Sword Date: 1600–1625 Culture: British Medium: Steel, silver Dimensions: L. 39 3/8 in. (100 cm); L. of blade 33 in. (83.8 cm); greatest W. 5 3/4 in. (14.6 cm); greatest W. of blade 1 11/16 in. (4.3 cm); greatest D. of blade, 3/16 in. (0.5 cm); Wt. 3 lb. 13 oz. (1729 g)