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Small-sword, ca. 1750–60. German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Peter Finer, 2004 (2004.525) #sword

Missouri War Axe, ca. 1860. Osage. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. (007080.000) | This artwork is part of “The Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky” on view now through May 10, 2015. #PlainsIndians

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Sword and scabbard. Period: Sasanian Date: ca. century A.D. Geography: Iran Culture: Sasanian Medium: Blade: iron; scabbard and hilt: gold over wood, garnets, glass-paste; guard: gilt-bronze Dimensions: L. 39 in. cm) Classification: Metalwork-Implements

Saber, blade and guard, 19th century; grip, 18th century. Blade and guard, Turkish; grip, Indian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935 (36.25.1293) #sword

SWORD (storta or falchion), 1490–1500. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, The Lauder Foundation Gift, 1984 (1984.73) #sword

Sword, 16th–19th century. Korean. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935 (36.25.1409a, b) #sword

Rapier, ca. 1600–1620. German. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of George D. Pratt, 1929 (29.16.10) #sword

Metropolitan Museum: Fencing doublet and swords Fencing Doublet: Western Europe, ~1580. Swords, left-to-right: -Rapier: Possibly Italy, 1610-20. -Rapier: Germany, 1610-20. -Rapier: Northern Europe (probably Germany), blade dated 1620. -Broadsword: Northern Europe (possibly Switzerland), early 17th century. -Rapier: Probably French, 1610-20. -Rapier: Probably Germany, early 17th century. Sword blades are probably from Toledo, Spain, or Solingen, Germany.