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French Poudre et Salpetre Smallsword

S000065_French_Poudre_Salpetre_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

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Period1 French Second Empire
Min/Max date1 1851-12-02 - 1870-09-04 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 France Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Poudre & Salpetre Reference1 --
Outfit1 French Military
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Gunther, April 02 2016
Hilt type1 Single shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical
Pommmel type1 Bee Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2016-04-05
Information source 1 Author
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 90.6 35.67 76.1 29.96 76.9 30.28
Max width(cm/In)1 9.70 3.82 1.85 0.73 2.33 0.92
Max thickness(cm/In)1 3.90 1.54 0.89 0.35 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 -- -- 0.65 0.26 1.07 0.42
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.42 0.17 0.92 0.36
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.16 0.46 1.57 0.62
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.60 0.24 1.15 0.45
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Rounded triangle
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Rounded triangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.45 0lb 16oz -- -- 0.10 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze -- Bronze
Gilding -- Gilding
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Features1 Eagle 9 mm ricasso Folliage
8 arrows 5 mm ricasso Pearl
Flowers -- --
Pearls -- --
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Marks1 -- Coulaux & Co. Klingenthal --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
The French 'Regie des Poudres et Salpetres' was an institution created on July 1st 1775 specifically to generate sufficient gunpowder for both the warring and hunting need of the French nation.

The French chemist Lavoisier was one of the more illustrious member of the institution.

As of 1819, it is referred to as 'Service des poudres et explosifs de France'.

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