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Belgian Officer's Smallsword : 2nd General Model

S000045_Belgian_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

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 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Pharmacist Reference1 --
Outfit1 Belgian Military
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Ciney militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 October 25 2015
Hilt type1 Shell + collapsible shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical
Pommmel type1 Folliage Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2015-11-09
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 98.3 38.70 81.6 32.13 85.0 33.46
Max width(cm/In)1 12.00 4.72 2.22 0.87 4.13 1.63
Max thickness(cm/In)1 8.60 3.39 0.63 0.25 2.39 0.94
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.23 0.48 1.75 0.69
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.29 0.11 0.91 0.36
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.70 0.67 2.31 0.91
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.41 0.16 1.25 0.49
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.69 1lb 8oz -- -- 0.37 0lb 13oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (black) Steel Metal
Bronze Nickel coating Nickel coating
Nickel plating -- --
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Features1 Flowers Floral design 1 loose ring
Folliage Snake Symetrical shoe
Lion and Shield Pharmacist's cross 1 screw
Laurel leaves 29 mm ricasso Mortise
Oak leaves -- --
Torsade Silver thread (2) -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 L for Leopold
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1
Information source 1 Author

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