Steel, copper wire
Overall: 26.5 cm (10 7/16 in.); Blade: 17.2 cm (6 3/4 in.); Quillions: 8.4 cm (3 5/16 in.)
Weight: 80 g (2.82 oz.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1657
The perforations within the blade were meant to provide elasticity, preventing it from snapping during vigorous parries. The serrations were arranged not for producing an unpleasant wound, but to "catch" the adversary's blade.
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