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French St Etienne Mining School Smallword

S000040_French_St-Etienne_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 20th Century
Min/Max date1 1950-01-01 - 1999-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 School uniform Reference1 --
Outfit1 St Etienne School for Mining
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Gunther, September 5 2015
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Globular, pearls Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2015-11-09
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 92.2 36.30 77.5 30.51 78.4 30.87
Max width(cm/In)1 11.10 4.37 1.36 0.54 2.03 0.80
Max thickness(cm/In)1 3.60 1.42 0.69 0.27 2.45 0.96
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 1.27 0.50
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.40 0.16 1.04 0.41
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.98 0.39 1.61 0.63
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.49 0.19 1.15 0.45
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 0.42 0lb 15oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze -- Bronze
White metal ? -- --
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Features1 Crossed hammers Acid etching Floral design
Laurel leaves Floral design Pearls
Oak leaves Trophy of arms --
Raisin 25 mm ricasso --
Pearls -- --
-- -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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-- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1
Information source 1 Author
Two swords of this type can be found in SwordsDB, but there is a real difference in the quality of these swords. The most ancien is the one shown on this page, the more recent can be found here.

This more recent model is of very poor quality with plastic grip plates, a basic blade without engravings, and very crude forms. As a means of comparison, here are detaild views of both swords, the more recent example being that on the right.

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