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French St-Etienne Mining School Smallsword

S000017_French_St-Etienne_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 20th Century
Min/Max date1 1950-01-01 - 1999-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 School uniform Reference1 --
Outfit1 St Etienne School for Mining
Owner1
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Le bon coin
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 Oct 5 2014
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Globular, portraits Condition1 Bad
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 92.9 36.57 77.7 30.59 80.0 31.50
Max width(cm/In)1 10.40 4.09 1.59 0.63 2.89 1.14
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.30 1.69 0.92 0.36 2.49 0.98
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.71 0.28 1.18 0.46
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.47 0.19 0.88 0.35
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.01 0.40 1.43 0.56
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.67 0.26 1.03 0.41
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 0.38 0lb 13oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Imitation mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze -- Bronze
White metal ? -- --
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Features1 Crossed hammers 16 mm ricasso Floral design
Scrolls -- --
Oak leaves -- --
Portrait of Athena -- --
Pearls -- --
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Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This is a modern version of the following sword.

The decrease in quality between the original and the modern version is very big. The scales are imitation mother of pearl and the decoration is of very low quality.

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