Fencing foil

Fencing foil
Title
Fencing foil
Date 
ca. 1840
Medium 
Steel, brass, wood, twine, leather, gilding
Dimensions 
Overall: 41 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 104.1 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Description 
Fencing foil with narrow, evenly tapered rectangular blade with ball tip; biloded gilded brass counter-guard with leather lining and pieces of armor and weaponry incorporated into openwork design; rectangular wooden grip wound with twine and covered in leather, then wrapped with twisted wire; gilded brass pommel in the form of a conventionalized helmet.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Henry A. Ogden
Object Number 
1936.804a
Marks 
stamped: on one side of blade: "COULAUX & CIE", "4", and mark consisting of an axis with "K" inside a diamond shape at center and a crown at either end stamped: on opposite side of blade: "KLINGENTHAL", a crown, and two impressions of the mark described above (one very faint)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group