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Belgian Wounded of September's Gladius

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Period1 Leopold I's reign
Min/Max date1 1833-01-01 - 1833-09-30 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author s collection
Sword type1 Gladius Displayed at1 --
Corps1 -- Reference1 --
Outfit1 Wounded of 1830
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Bertrand Malvaux
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 --
Hilt type1 T Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Rectangular
Pommmel type1 Butter dish + button Condition1 Very good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Single edged
Fuller1 2x1 Information date 2016-10-14
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 74.2 29.21 58.7 23.11 59.1 23.27
Max width(cm/In)1 8.40 3.31 2.99 1.18 4.11 1.62
Max thickness(cm/In)1 3.00 1.18 0.84 0.33 2.07 0.81
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 2.45 0.96 2.90 1.14
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.24 0.09 1.39 0.55
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 2.95 1.16 3.53 1.39
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.58 0.23 1.37 0.54
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Lentil Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Triangle Ellipse
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.54 1lb 3oz -- -- 0.20 0lb 7oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Wood Steel Black leather
Brass -- Brass
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Features1 Dog's head 2/3rd blued and gilt Lines
Greyhound's head Flower --
Semicircles Running deer --
-- Tree --
-- Gun --
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Marks1 7embre K & S ? --
1830 -- --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This sword may look just like a hunting sword from the beginning of the 19th century, but it has an altogether different meaning from an historical point of view.

It is actually one of the very few swords which were part of the Uniform of the "Bless├ęs de Septembre" who were viewed as heroes of the Belgian Revolution.

They wore this sword as a side arm as of 1832.

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