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Early Belgian Smallsword

S000041_Belgian_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_

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 -- Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Bolk Antiques
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 August 29 2015
Hilt type1 Single shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Curved Condition1 Medium
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Single edged
Fuller1 2x1 Information date 2015-11-09
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 91.4 35.98 78.9 31.06 0.0 0.00
Max width(cm/In)1 10.80 4.25 2.02 0.80 0.00 0.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 5.00 1.97 0.67 0.26 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 -- -- 0.94 0.37 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.18 0.07 0.00 0.00
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.61 0.63 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 -- -- Lentille
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.47 1lb 1oz -- -- 0.00 0lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel --
Bronze -- --
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Features1 Lion arms and crown 6 mm ricasso --
Lion heads -- --
Helmets -- --
Oak leaves -- --
Standing lion -- --
Flowers -- --
Marks1 -- P. G. Knecht Fils a Solingen --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1
Information source 1 Author
This sword was sold as a Dutch or Belgian sword from the 1830's. I believe it is Belgian, since the lion does not hold a sword in its right paw, as it should if this was a Dutch sword.

Given that Belgium's independence dates back to July 21st 1830, this is a very early Belgian sword.

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