The Wallace Collection

The Wallace Collection, A Family Collection, A National Museum, An International Treasure House
Rapier and dagger set
  • Rapier and dagger set
  • Unknown Artist / Maker
  • Rapier hilt/hanger- Hilt- German, possibly Saxony; rapier blade- Germany, possibly Solingen
  • c. 1620
    possibly 19th century (dagger and sheath mounts)
  • Steel, leather, wood and silk, blackened, chased and embroidered
  • Length: 113 cm, rapier
    Length: 97.7 cm, rapier blade
    Width: 2.2 cm, rapier
    Weight: 1.17 kg, rapier
    Weight: 0.125 kg, rapier scabbard
    Length: 24.4 cm, dagger
    Width: 1.9 cm, dagger
    Weight: 0.26 kg, dagger
    Weight: 0.045 kg, dagger scabbard
  • Mark: Double-headed eagle
  • A575
  • European Armoury III
Commentary
History
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Further Reading
  • Comte de Belleval; comte de Nieuwerkerke; Sir Richard Wallace, August 1871.