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Belgian Civil Servant's Smallsword

S000028_Belgian_Civil_Servant_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1800-01-01 - 1899-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 Philippe, Feb 7 2015
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Busy Condition1 Excellent
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2015-03-01
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 90.7 35.71 76.0 29.92 77.0 30.31
Max width(cm/In)1 11.20 4.41 1.61 0.63 2.56 1.01
Max thickness(cm/In)1 5.00 1.97 0.70 0.28 2.47 0.97
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.69 0.27 1.10 0.43
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.37 0.15 0.92 0.36
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.08 0.43 1.50 0.59
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.56 0.22 1.08 0.43
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Rounded triangle
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Rounded triangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.41 0lb 14oz -- -- 0.10 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze -- Bronze
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Lion 1/3rd blued and gilt Flowers
Crown Floral design Arabesque
Crossed scepters Trophy of arms Womans s bust
Flowers -- Purple felt
Medal -- --
Angel s heads -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This is a very well finished sword, typical of those worn during the second half of the 19th century by ministers and noblemen such as the Belgian Baron Paul de Favereau

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