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Belgian Court Smallsword

S000085_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 Court
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Gunther, July 02 2016
Hilt type1 Single shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Crown Condition1 Very good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2016-07-02
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 96.0 37.80 80.6 31.73 82.4 32.44
Max width(cm/In)1 12.60 4.96 1.56 0.61 2.19 0.86
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.80 1.89 0.53 0.21 2.17 0.85
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.08 0.43 1.36 0.54
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.21 0.08 0.89 0.35
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.31 0.52 1.68 0.66
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.38 0.15 0.93 0.37
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 0.55 1lb 3oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Bronze Nickel coating Bronze
Gilding -- Gilding
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Features1 Woman Acid etching Diamonds
2 warriors Floral design Pearl
Reclining warrior 30 mm ricasso Scrolls
Flowers -- 2 screws
Fruits -- --
Lion s head -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 Jules Fonson Bruxelles
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
The christian theme of the shell would be coherent with a christian party politician's sword.

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