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Congo Free State Smallsword

S000106_Congo_Free_State_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_

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Period1 Congo Free State
Min/Max date1 1885-04-30 - 1908-11-15 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 Antwerp Weapons Fair
Quillions1 1 Provenance(detail)1 February 11 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)1 105.8 41.65 89.4 35.20 0.0 0.00
Max width(cm/In)1 12.60 4.96 1.95 0.77 0.00 0.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 9.10 3.58 0.50 0.20 0.00 0.00
Curvature(cm/In)1 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00 0.0 0.00
Width at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.24 0.49 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.20 0.08 0.00 0.00
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.70 0.67 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.33 0.13 0.00 0.00
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Diamond
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.78 1lb 12oz -- -- 0.00 0lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Horn (brown) Steel --
Brass Nickel coating --
Gilding -- --
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Features1 Flower Acid etching --
Floral design Floral design --
Arms of the CFS Crowned shield --
-- Lion --
-- Trophy of arms --
-- 42 mm ricasso --
Marks1 -- -- --
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Hilt inscription1 Travail et Progr├Ęs
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author

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