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John Targee (American, active ca. 1797–1815). Presentation Sword with Scabbard, about 1815–17. American, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Francis P. Garvan, 1922 (22.19a, b) #sword

Samuel Jackson (American, active 1833–70). Congressional Presentation Sword and Scabbard of Major General John E. Wool (1784–1869), 1854–55. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger and Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Goelet Gifts, 2009 (2009.8a–c) | This sword's elegant proportions, novel design, sculptural conception, and superb finish make it an outstanding example of mid-nineteenth-century silversmithing. #sword

Broadsword, 1590–1600. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of William H. Riggs, 1913 (14.25.1168) #sword

Hand and a half, possibly German, 1400 - 1430, held at the Metropolitan Museum, NY. his sword is an extremely well proportioned and elegant example of a type that was in use throughout Western Europe from the late fourteenth through the fifteenth century.

Rapier with Scabbard, about 1540. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gift, 2010 (2010.200) #Olympics #London2012