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French Second Empire Smallsword

S000019_French_Second_Empire_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

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Period1 French Second Empire
Min/Max date1 1851-12-02 - 1870-09-04 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Reference1 --
Outfit1
Owner1
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Le bon coin
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Sep 10 2014
Hilt type1 Shell + collapsible shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Inverted cone Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2015-01-25
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 86.5 34.06 71.5 28.15 74.1 29.17
Max width(cm/In)1 11.90 4.69 2.06 0.81 2.65 1.04
Max thickness(cm/In)1 8.20 3.23 0.83 0.33 2.28 0.90
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.14 0.45 1.56 0.61
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.32 0.13 0.92 0.36
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.61 0.63 2.05 0.81
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.50 0.20 1.05 0.41
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.64 1lb 7oz -- -- 0.21 0lb 7oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (brown) Steel Metal
Bronze -- Blued
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Eagle 9 mm ricasso Greek helmet
6 flags -- Floral design
Laurel leaves -- Black leather frogpiece
Flowers -- --
Shield -- --
Silver thread portepee -- --
Marks1 -- Coulaux & Co. Klingenthal --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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