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Belgian Officer's Smallsword : 2nd General Model

S000048_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 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Gunther, October 5 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 94.5 37.20 78.5 30.91 81.5 32.09
Max width(cm/In)1 12.40 4.88 2.23 0.88 4.11 1.62
Max thickness(cm/In)1 8.70 3.43 0.64 0.25 2.33 0.92
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.33 0.52 1.80 0.71
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.22 0.09 0.88 0.35
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.80 0.71 2.36 0.93
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.46 0.18 1.19 0.47
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 0.73 1lb 10oz -- -- 0.32 0lb 11oz
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 1 loose ring
Folliage Flags (Belgium and Belgian Congo) Symetrical shoe
Lion and Shield -- 1 screw
Laurel leaves 30 mm ricasso Mortise
Oak leaves -- --
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Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 L for Leopold
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1
Information source 1 Author

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