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Belgian Superior Officer's Smallsword : 2nd General Model

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Data

Period1 Belgium Leopold I's reign
Min/Max date1 1845-01-31 - 1911-09-19 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Infantry Reference1 --
Outfit1 Senior Staff
Owner1
Guard type1 3 bars Provenance1 Encheres Oceanes SVV
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Oct 10 2014, Lot 352
Hilt type1 Shell + collapsible shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical
Pommmel type1 Inverted cone Condition1 Bad
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Single edged
Fuller1 1 Information date 2015-01-25
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 99.6 39.21 83.7 32.95 0.0 0.00
Max width(cm/In)1 11.80 4.65 2.75 1.08 0.00 0.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.30 3.66 0.74 0.29 0.00 0.00
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.66 0.65 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.31 0.12 0.00 0.00
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 2.14 0.84 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.46 0.18 0.00 0.00
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle. 1 fuller
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle. 1 fuller
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.79 1lb 12oz -- -- 0.00 0lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Wood Steel --
Copper -- --
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Lion Some remaining carvings --
Shield -- --
6 flags -- --
Laurel leaves -- --
Oak leaves -- --
Torsade Brass thread (2) -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
The quality of this sword is still evident when you handle it. Though now in a bad state, it was clearly made for a wealthy officer. I would love to find one in a better state.

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