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Belgian 1889 pattern Officer's Sword from Albert I's reign

S000035_Belgian_Officer_Sword_AI_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 Belgium Albert I's reign
Min/Max date1 1909-12-23 - 1934-02-17 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 Brussels
Sword type1 Promotion sword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 -- Reference1 --
Outfit1
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 4 bars Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 0 Provenance(detail)1 Gunther, April 4 2015
Hilt type1 Oval Original owner1 --
Grip form1 2 sides flat, 2 rounded
Pommmel type1 Layered ovals Condition1 Excellent
Blade type1 Straight, pipe back
Edge1 Single edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2015-05-09
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 105.7 41.61 90.0 35.43 92.0 36.22
Max width(cm/In)1 12.30 4.84 2.27 0.89 4.43 1.74
Max thickness(cm/In)1 10.10 3.98 0.71 0.28 1.83 0.72
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.62 0.64 2.17 0.85
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.21 0.08 1.05 0.41
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.99 0.78 2.49 0.98
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.49 0.19 1.18 0.46
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Pipe back Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Pipe back Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.84 1lb 14oz -- -- 0.54 1lb 3oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (black) Steel Metal
Bronze Nickel coating Nickel coating
Gilding -- Asymetrical shoe
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Features1 Laurel leaves Floral design 1 loose ring
Floral design Belgium Albert I's sigil Chain
Flower Crown --
Black, Yellow, Red silk portepee -- --
Torsade Brass thread (2) -- --
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Marks1 -- Jules Fonson Bruxelles --
-- Knight s helmet --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 Pour le Roi et la Patrie
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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