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French Empress Josephine's Guard's Smallsword

S000021_French_Empress_Guard_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

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 Cavalry Reference1 --
Outfit1 Dragon guard
Owner1
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Rungis militaria fair
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 Oct 19 2014
Hilt type1 Boatshell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Octogonal
Pommmel type1 Globular, portraits Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2015-01-26
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 93.0 36.61 77.5 30.51 77.9 30.67
Max width(cm/In)1 10.40 4.09 1.81 0.71 2.37 0.93
Max thickness(cm/In)1 6.50 2.56 0.91 0.36 2.25 0.89
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.58 0.23 1.08 0.43
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.37 0.15 0.90 0.35
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.96 0.38 1.33 0.52
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.52 0.20 0.97 0.38
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 0.42 0lb 15oz -- -- 0.10 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Torsade silver wire 3x2 + 2x2 Steel Black leather
Silver turk's heads (2) -- Copper
Bronze -- Gilding
Gilding -- --
Features1 Shining sun Acid etching Floral design
Laurel leaves Floral design --
Oak leaves Trophy of arms --
Lightning 6 mm ricasso --
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Marks1 A Coulaux & Co. Klingenthal --
B -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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