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    Hello all,

    After my first book on Belgian Smallswords, which I presented here 3 years after it came out, I would like to present my new book, which was just printed a few days ago.



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    Hello, Thank you for the feedback. I am...

    Hello,
    Thank you for the feedback.

    I am sending the file to the printer tomorrow (hoping they are not bankrupt ;-) ) and will keep you posted.

    Best regards,

    Benoit
  3. Hello, I have not studied this type of sword,...

    Hello,

    I have not studied this type of sword, but have a few 'stupid' ideas.

    Could it be a 'refurbished' sword ? The blade inscription of two names and a date make me think of an original civil...
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    Hello George, thank you for the encouraging...

    Hello George, thank you for the encouraging comments.

    Making this book was a huge project. Selecting the tools, taking the photos, writing the text, tweaking the layout, including tables with...
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    Book on Belgian Smallswords

    Hello everyone,

    If I may, I would like to present my own book here: "Belgian Smallswords: Status Symbols of Times Past"


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  6. Hello, 4 years later, ... The company was...

    Hello,

    4 years later, ...

    The company was Lassen & Cie.
    It seems that the first buttons they made date from the 1830s or 40s.

    I was not able to find a date for the stop of their activity....
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    Hello Gary, I find a very similar sword in...

    Hello Gary,

    I find a very similar sword in Jean Lhoste and Patrick Resek's "Sabres portés par l'armée Française"
    Page 133 item 184

    It is labelled as a French light infantry officer's sword...
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    Beautiful piece. The arms on the pommel are...

    Beautiful piece.

    The arms on the pommel are the same, or at least very similar to that of the Belgian Van de Werve family.

    You might want to take a look at their family site: ...
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    Hello, I cannot say for sure that this sword is...

    Hello, I cannot say for sure that this sword is Belgian, but it is rather similar to a model attributed to Belgian quartermasters and sometimes worn by high ranking officers.
    I have taken a few...
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    Hello Juan, Thank you for taking a look and...

    Hello Juan,

    Thank you for taking a look and for your suggestion. You are, of course, correct. The POB is one thing I did not think of specifying.

    After a quick research on the net, it...
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    Greetings & some useful information

    Hello everyone,

    About myself :
    I could not find the best place to introduce myself, so I'll post here, in the forum that interest me the most.
    I am a Belgian small-time sword collector,...
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