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French African Army Sword

S000007_French_African_Army_Sword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 French Third Republic
Min/Max date1 1882-01-01 - 1960-01-01 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Colonial infantry officer's sword model Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Infantry Reference1 --
Outfit1 African army
Owner1
Guard type1 4 bars Provenance1 Naturabuy
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Jul 5 2014
Hilt type1 Oval Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Ergonomical
Pommmel type1 Condition1 Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2015-01-25
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 94.3 37.13 81.0 31.89 89.5 35.24
Max width(cm/In)1 13.20 5.20 2.60 1.02 4.58 1.80
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.10 3.58 0.86 0.34 1.96 0.77
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.28 0.50 2.13 0.84
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.39 0.15 1.02 0.40
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 2.09 0.82 2.76 1.09
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.63 0.25 1.44 0.57
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond. two grooves Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.73 1lb 10oz -- -- 0.46 1lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (brown) Steel Metal
Iron ? Nickel coating Nickel coating
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Features1 Relief 11 mm ricasso 2 loose rings
Torsade copper thread (2) -- Symetrical shoe
-- -- 1 screw
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Marks1 -- Crowned B C&G F
-- Crowned D Z ?
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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