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Belgian Court Smallsword

S000077_Belgian_Court_Sword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 20th Century
Min/Max date1 1922-01-01 - 1958-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Gunther, June 04 2016
Hilt type1 Single shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Crown Condition1 Excellent
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2016-06-05
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 101.3 39.88 85.5 33.66 87.1 34.29
Max width(cm/In)1 12.20 4.80 1.60 0.63 2.23 0.88
Max thickness(cm/In)1 5.30 2.09 0.53 0.21 2.31 0.91
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.13 0.44 1.57 0.62
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.33 0.13 0.82 0.32
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.35 0.53 1.66 0.65
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.28 0.11 1.03 0.41
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.62 1lb 6oz -- -- 0.13 0lb 5oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze Nickel coating Bronze
Gilding -- Gilding
-- -- --
Features1 Lion Acid etching Floral design
Crown Floral design Pearls
Crossed scepters 47 mm ricasso 2 screws
Flowers -- --
Medal -- --
Warrior -- --
Marks1 -- Jules Fonson Bruxelles --
-- Knight's helmet --
-- --
-- -- --
Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This beautiful sword is in pristine state. It was sold as being from the 1870's, yet the blade dates back to AFTER 1922 and the way the coat of arms is attached to the shell also points to the 20th century.

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