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Belgian Officer's Smallsword : 2nd General Model

S000070_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 Doctor Reference1 --
Outfit1 Belgian Military
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 May 07 2016
Hilt type1 Shell + collapsible shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical
Pommmel type1 Folliage Condition1 Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2016-05-08
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 102.1 40.20 84.4 33.23 89.2 35.12
Max width(cm/In)1 12.60 4.96 2.17 0.85 4.15 1.63
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.00 3.54 0.56 0.22 2.37 0.93
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.15 0.45 1.65 0.65
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.31 0.12 0.82 0.32
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.16 0.46 2.22 0.87
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.42 0.17 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 0.78 1lb 12oz -- -- 0.36 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 Acid etching 1 loose ring
Folliage Floral design Symetrical shoe
Lion and Shield Snake 1 screw
Laurel leaves Mirror Mortise
Oak leaves 37 mm ricasso --
Torsade Silver thread (2) -- --
Marks1 -- Auguste Fonson Bruxelles --
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Hilt inscription1 L for Leopold
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This is a military doctor's sword, as can be seen from both the silver color of the guard and the serpent & mirror on the blade.

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