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ABOUT THIS WEBSITE

SMALL SWORDS: CRAFTMANSHIP, BEAUTIFULL DESIGNS AND USE OF ANCIENT SYMBOLS.MADE TO IMPRESS AND SHOW OF RANK AND/OR STATUs.

 

Now small swords aren't in use anymore for defence or attack we don't have to judge them as arms. What they represent nowadays is the craftmanship, beautiful design, use of ancient and popular symbols and exclusive materials.

Lots of them were made to impress and show off rank and/or status . Although the passing time left marks on most of them, they remained beautifully made and detailed. You just have to take the time to see it.

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 PHOTO  Gallaries

 

WANDER THROUGH THE SMALL SWORDS OF SEVERAL COUNTRIES AND TIMEFRAMES...

 

and find out what was fahionable or regulated at that time.  French small swords have my main interest because of the, sometimes outrageous, designs. Certainly the early ones, full of mythological themes and symbols.

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FRENCH, 1804-1814

MYTHOLOGICAL THEMES AND

"FLEUR DE LYS"

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FRENCH, 1830-1870

THE ROOSTER AND EAGLES ALL OVER THE PLACE

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FRENCH, 1870-1940

LUXURY IS THE STANDARD

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FRENCH, 1804-2020

PLAIN AND SIMPLE

WITH FOLDING GUARD

Militairy for the NCO

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SWORDS
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FRENCH, 1804-2020

OFFICERS SWORDS

WITH FOLDING GUARD

 

LOOKING FOR INFORMATION?

if you have a sword you know little about, don't hesitate to contact me

 

I am not an expert, but I have seen seen so many swords I might be able to give you more information.

Buying / selling?

 

My collection is "alive" because i unfortunately cannot hold on to each and every small sword i encounter

 

That is why I collect the photos of the swords more than then swords itself.

Because of that you can always inquire if a particular sword is for sale.   I might be interested in buying too..

 

 

 

 

 

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LINKS

LllIlINKSNKS

Good website dedicated to Dutch swords & sabers:

 

Forums with a "sticky forum" dedicated to small swords!

Upcoming auctions at large Eurpean auction houses:
 

Collections:
 

Contact

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FRENCH MILITAIRY SWORDS OF THE "SOUS oFFICIER"(nco)

rEGULATED SWORDS. I TRY TO FIND THEM ALL..

 

These swords were for the non commissioned officers. Officers bear another, of course more luxury, type. The design is simple. It bears the symbol of the army unit.

 

 

 

 

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ULATED gSWORDS. I TRY TOND THEM ALL..

 

These swords were for the non commissioned officers. Officers bear another, of course more luxury, type. The design is simple. It bears the symbol of the army unit.