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Belgian Civil Servant's Smallsword

S000002_Belgian_Civil_Servant_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1880-01-01 - 1899-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Lhomme Auction House, Liege, Belgium
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 Aug 21 2014, Lot 216
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Busy Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2014-12-06
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 95.2 37.48 77.5 30.51 79.8 31.42
Max width(cm/In)1 11.28 4.44 1.58 0.62 2.54 1.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.67 1.84 0.58 0.23 2.14 0.84
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.43 0.56 2.05 0.81
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.36 0.14 1.32 0.52
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.22 0.48 1.50 0.59
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.41 0.16 0.90 0.35
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.49 1lb 1oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze Nickel coating Copper
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Lion Acid etching Scrolls
Crown Floral design Leaves
Crossed scepters 27 mm ricasso Shell
Flowers -- --
Medal -- --
Burgundy cross -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 L'union fait la force
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
These swords have a screw-on tang button, and blades can easily be, and often have been, replaced.

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