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Belgian Congo Smallsword

S000105_Belgian_Congo_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 Belgian Congo
Min/Max date1 1908-11-15 - 1960-06-30 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Force Publique Reference1 --
Outfit1 --
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 2 bars Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 February 04 2017
Hilt type1 Shell + collapsible shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical
Pommmel type1 Inverted cone Condition1 Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2017-02-17
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 106.0 41.73 89.5 35.24 91.2 35.91
Max width(cm/In)1 12.00 4.72 2.03 0.80 4.11 1.62
Max thickness(cm/In)1 8.50 3.35 0.59 0.23 2.06 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 -- -- 1.47 0.58 2.03 0.80
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.22 0.09 0.90 0.35
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.87 0.74 2.25 0.89
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.40 0.16 1.01 0.40
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Rounded rectangle
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond Rounded rectangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.77 1lb 11oz -- -- 0.39 0lb 14oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (black) Steel Sheet metal
Brass Nickel coating Nickel coating
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Flower Acid etching 1 loose ring
Lions Floral design Asymmetrical shoe
Lion on shield Crowned shield 2 screws
Laurel leaves Lion Mortise
Oak leaves Trophy of arms --
Torsade gilt thread (2) 37 mm ricasso --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 L'union fait la force
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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