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Belgian Burgomaster's Smallsword

S000120_Belgian_Burgomaster_Smallsword_Full_Obverse_Next_to_Scabbard

Data

Period1 19th Century
Min/Max date1 1880-01-01 - 1899-12-31 Location(cntry)1 Belgium
Origin1 Belgium Location(detail)1 ex author's collection
Sword type1 Smallsword Displayed at1 --
Corps1 Civilian Reference1 --
Outfit1 Burgomaster
Owner1 Author
Guard type1 1 bar Provenance1 Eric Masy
Quillions1 2 Provenance(detail)1 May 23 2017
Hilt type1 Pierced shell Original owner1 Arthur Hayen
Grip form1 Elliptical flat
Pommmel type1 Pierced Condition1 Very Good
Blade type1 Straight
Edge1 Double edged
Fuller1 0 Information date 2017-06-03
Information source 1 Author 2 Source
Sword Blade Scabbard
Max length(cm/In)1 95.0 37.40 79.7 31.38 81.3 32.01
Max width(cm/In)1 11.50 4.53 1.60 0.63 2.79 1.10
Max thickness(cm/In)1 4.60 1.81 0.54 0.21 2.12 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 -- -- 1.02 0.40 1.51 0.59
Thickness at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.22 0.09 1.02 0.40
Width at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 1.35 0.53 1.75 0.69
Thickness at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- 0.37 0.15 1.11 0.44
Section at 10 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon Ellipse
Section at 50 cm(cm/In)1 -- -- Flat. Hexagon Rounded rectangle
Weight(kg/lb+oz)1 0.52 1lb 2oz -- -- 0.11 0lb 4oz
Information source 1 Author
Hilt Blade Scabbard
Materials1 Mother of pearl Steel Black leather
Brass Nickel coating Copper
Gilding -- --
-- -- --
Features1 Lion Acid etching Scrolls
Crown Floral design Leaves
Crossed sceptres 36 mm ricasso Pearl
Flowers -- Red felt washer
Medal -- --
Burgundy cross -- --
Marks1 -- -- --
-- HHS --
-- Sword --
-- (E & F Horster & Co) --
Hilt inscription1 L'union fait la force
Blade inscription1 --
Scabbard inscription1 --
Information source 1 Author
Arthur Hayen was a prominent figure in Ulbeek, where he owned a brewery.

He wore this sword in his role as part of the Permanent Deputation of Limburg.

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