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Belgian Officer's Smallsword : 2nd General Model

S000047_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 -- Reference1 --
Outfit1 Belgian Military
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 August 12 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 96.9 38.15 80.3 31.61 82.7 32.56
Max width(cm/In)1 12.60 4.96 1.78 0.70 3.73 1.47
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.30 3.66 0.48 0.19 1.73 0.68
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.19 0.47 1.81 0.71
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.24 0.09 0.94 0.37
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.58 0.62 2.17 0.85
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.32 0.13 1.12 0.44
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
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Flowers Floral design 2 loose rings
Folliage Trophy of arms Symetrical shoe
Lion and Shield 33 mm ricasso 2 screws
Laurel leaves -- --
Oak leaves -- --
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Marks1 -- Manufacture d'Equipements Militaires Auguste Fonson --
-- 49 rue des Fabriques Bruxelles --
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Hilt inscription1 L for Leopold
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1
Information source 1 Author

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