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Dutch Civil Servant's Smallsword

S000001_Dutch_Civil_Servant_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1815-01-01 - 1907-01-01 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Low Countries Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Angelo, Sep 2014
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Globular Condition1 Excellent
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2015-01-11
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 93.2 36.69 77.5 30.51 78.7 30.98
Max width(cm/In)1 11.50 4.53 1.64 0.65 2.33 0.92
Max thickness(cm/In)1 3.40 1.34 0.93 0.37 2.65 1.04
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.64 0.25 1.10 0.43
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.37 0.15 1.01 0.40
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.14 0.45 1.58 0.62
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.55 0.22 1.11 0.44
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Hollow triangle Rounded triangle
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Hollow triangle Rounded triangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.42 0lb 15oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel White fish skin
Bronze -- Bronze
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Dutch coat of arms (1815-1907) Acid etching Pearls
Floral design Floral design Floral design
Grapes Trophy of arms --
Pearls Parchemin --
-- Tip aligned with one of the blade's side --
-- 6 mm ricasso --
Marks1 -- Coulaux & Co. Klingenthal --
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Hilt inscription1 Je maintiendrai
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
The coat of arms that appears on the shell was replaced on July 10th 1907 by a very similar one, but where the lion's heads are shown in profile.

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