Rapier, c. Steel, steel overlaid with silver and wire. Length: 45 inches cm) Weight: 6 pounds 7 ounces kg). Bequest of Carl Otto Kretzschmar von Kienbusch, -Philadelphia Museum of Art-
Quote from viewer: I would put up with the rampant syphilis, open sewers, gout, poor hygiene, and lack of personal networking websites during the Italian renaissance if it meant I got to wear one of these every day.
Side Sword (classified as a Rapier by the museum) - Germany 1610
The sword features a steel hilt with an owl’s egg pommel with a tang button…