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British Civil Servant's Jubilee Smallsword

S000008_British_Civil_Servant_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1887-06-20 - 1901-01-22 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 England Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 Ambassador
Owner1
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Rungis militaria fair
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 Oct 19 2014
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Globular, portraits Condition1 Fair
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2015-01-25
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 92.3 36.34 77.5 30.51 81.2 31.97
Max width(cm/In)1 10.60 4.17 1.83 0.72 2.60 1.02
Max thickness(cm/In)1 3.50 1.38 0.87 0.34 2.42 0.95
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.55 0.22 1.27 0.50
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.35 0.14 0.96 0.38
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.11 0.44 1.69 0.67
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.52 0.20 1.12 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 0.44 0lb 16oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze -- Bronze
Silver plating -- Silver coating
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Features1 English coat of arms (Victoria jubillee) Acid etching Pearls
Folliage Floral design Floral design
Flowers Trophy of arms Brown leather rain cover
Pearls 8 mm ricasso --
Portrait of Athena -- --
Gold thread portepee -- --
Marks1 -- Coulaux & Co. Klingenthal --
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Hilt inscription1 1837 Jubillee / Honi soit qui mal y pense
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
I have yet to see another sword of this type. Except the center of the shell, it is a common model found in many countries during the second half of the 19th century. In many countries, but not commonly in England where court swords tend to have brass, not mother of pearl grips.

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