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Belgian Officer's Smallsword : 2nd General Model

S000032_Belgian_Smallsword_Baudouin_Machiels_Full_Obverse_

Data

Period1 Belgium Leopold I's reign
Min/Max date1 1845-01-31 - 1911-09-19 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 Brussels
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Infantry Reference1 --
Outfit1 Translator
Owner1 His godchild
Guard type1 4 bars Provenance1
Quillions1 0 Provenance(detail)1
Hilt type1 Double shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Folliage Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2015-03-01
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 99.7 39.25 83.7 32.95 0.0 0.00
Max width(cm/In)1 11.90 4.69 2.21 0.87 0.00 0.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 6.30 2.48 0.46 0.18 0.00 0.00
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.60 0.63 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.31 0.12 0.00 0.00
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.71 0.67 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.41 0.16 0.00 0.00
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.72 1lb 9oz -- -- 0.00 0lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (brown) Steel --
Bronze -- --
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Features1 Flowers Gilding --
Folliage Lion --
Lion and Shield Crown --
Laurel leaves Floral design --
Oak leaves Trophy of arms --
-- 40 mm ricasso --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 L for Leopold
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
According to family lore, this sword belonged to Beaudouin Machiels, translator in the Belgian army at the beginning of the 20th Century.

However, this is not coherent with the information I could find regarding the sword type, as it is related to Leopold's reign, which ended in December 1865.

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