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French Third Republic Smallsword

S000022_French_3rd_Republic_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 French Third Republic
Min/Max date1 1870-09-04 - 1940-07-10 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1
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 Condition1 Extremely 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 92.7 36.50 77.5 30.51 91.2 35.91
Max width(cm/In)1 11.00 4.33 1.70 0.67 2.34 0.92
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.40 1.73 0.87 0.34 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 -- -- 0.67 0.26 1.09 0.43
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.42 0.17 0.81 0.32
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.97 0.38 1.64 0.65
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.54 0.21 1.16 0.46
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 0.45 0lb 16oz -- -- 0.09 0lb 3oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze -- Copper
Gilding -- Gilding
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Features1 Arms of the French 3rd Republic Acid etching Floral design
Roses Floral design Pearls
Scrolls Trophy of arms --
Folliage 10 mm ricasso --
Pearls -- --
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Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This 3rd republic smallsword is a higher-end sword, yet the symbol on the shell is fixed using a very visible nut on the reverse side of the shell. This shows, again, the lesser attention to detail typical of more recent swords.

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