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Belgian Bandsman's Smallsword

S000118_Belgian_Bandsman_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1845-01-01 - 1899-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Military Reference1 --
Outfit1 Bandsman
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Wavre militaria fair
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 Pino, June 03 2017
Hilt type1 Single shell Original owner1 --
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Diane's head Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Triple edged
Fuller1 3 Information date 2017-06-03
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 90.6 35.67 77.2 30.39 0.0 0.00
Max width(cm/In)1 11.10 4.37 1.89 0.74 0.00 0.00
Max thickness(cm/In)1 5.30 2.09 0.79 0.31 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 -- -- 0.57 0.22 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.40 0.16 0.00 0.00
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.05 0.41 0.00 0.00
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.63 0.25 0.00 0.00
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Hollow triangle
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Hollow triangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.39 0lb 14oz -- -- 0.00 0lb 0oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Ebony Steel --
Brass -- --
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Features1 Athena's head 1/3rd blued and gilt --
Musical instruments Floral design --
Flowers Trophy or arms --
Lion's head 5 mm ricasso --
Palms -- --
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Marks1 -- -- --
Fonson à Brux SHF --
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Hilt inscription1 --
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
This sword would normally have started his life with the regulation 'straight, double-edged, flat blade' instead of the triangular section blade he now possesses.

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