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French 1855 pattern Sword

S000052_French_Model_1855_Sword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 French Second Empire
Min/Max date1 1869-09-01 - 1869-09-30 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Superior infantry officer's sword model 1855 Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Infantry Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 3 bars Provenance1 Vichy encheres
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 October 8 2015
Hilt type1 Teardrop Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Ergonomical
Pommmel type1 Layered ovals Condition1 Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 2x3 Information date 2015-11-09
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 100.4 39.53 86.0 33.86 89.5 35.24
Max width(cm/In)1 12.20 4.80 2.96 1.17 4.90 1.93
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.20 3.62 0.78 0.31 2.05 0.81
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.55 0.61 2.02 0.80
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.41 0.16 1.07 0.42
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 2.27 0.89 2.71 1.07
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.57 0.22 1.29 0.51
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Diamond. 2 grooves Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Diamond. 3 grooves Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.83 1lb 13oz -- -- 0.34 0lb 12oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (brown) Steel Metal
Bronze -- Nickel coating
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Features1 Folliage -- 2 loose rings
Flower -- Symetrical shoe
Leather cushion -- --
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Marks1 -- Manufacture Imperiale de Chat 7bre 1869 --
-- O. Superieur Mle 1855 --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
I just love this kind of blades, sturdy yet flexible.

There are three such blades on SwordsDB, each on a different type of hilt/sword. You can see the other two here and here.

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