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Belgian Superior Officer's Smallsword : 1st General Model

S000086_Belgian_Superior_Officer_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 Belgium Leopold I's reign
Min/Max date1 1836-06-18 - 1845-01-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author s collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 -- Reference1 --
Outfit1 Belgian Military
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Alain Briscadieu SVV
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 Lot 75, Sale of June 13 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 98.8 38.90 82.7 32.56 88.3 34.76
Max width(cm/In)1 12.10 4.76 2.21 0.87 3.07 1.21
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.00 3.54 0.54 0.21 2.11 0.83
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.50 0.59 1.85 0.73
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.26 0.10 1.09 0.43
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.88 0.74 2.16 0.85
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.38 0.15 1.29 0.51
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 0.75 1lb 10oz -- -- 0.17 0lb 6oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (black) Steel Black leather
Bronze Nickel coating Bronze
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Lion Acid etching Flowers
6 flags Floral design Palm
Lion s head Trophy of arms Wreath
Leaves 33 mm ricasso --
Trophy of arms -- --
Torsade Brass thread (2) -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 L for Leopold
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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