Category: finland

Pastoraali cheese plate, designed by Esteri To…

Pastoraali cheese plate, designed by Esteri Tomula for Arabia, Finland, 1965.

Happy Easter! Here Come the Witches

Happy Easter! Here Come the Witches

Happy Easter! Here Come the Witches

Happy Easter! Here Come the Witches

victoriansword: A French sword for Finland in …

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A French sword for Finland in the 20th Century

After finding images for my post on various saddles with sword suspensions I was intrigued by the Finnish example which dated to the 1940s. According to an antique dealer’s website, these Finnish swords are French Mle. 1822 Light Cavalry Sabres which were adopted around 1920 and used into the 1940s. They were modified by shortening the blades (and scabbards) by 12cm (4.7″) and removing the additional bars on the guards. The service life of the Mle. 1822 and its descendants is really quite amazing!

A Finnish French manufactured soldier’s sword m/1822. The sword features an arching blade, a brass guard and a bright metal sheath. This model was mainly manufactured by the Chatellerault weapons factory in the 1870’s. The swords were given to soldiers in 1919 and 1920 and they were quickly found to be too long. As a result during the years from 1923 to 1925, a 12 cm piece of the blade and sheath was removed as well as three branches of the sword’s guard. The sword’s handle has a leather tassel that was used for making sure that the sword doesn’t fall off. The sword features the name of the person who received as a gift for distinguished service, and stamps that uncover some of the swords history. The stamps are “3365 HV, AUK (NCO course) 65”. The sword is in fine condition and features only slight signs of use.

Happy Independence Day, Finland!

victoriansword: A French sword for Finland in the 20th…

victoriansword:

A French sword for Finland in the 20th Century

After finding images for my post on various saddles with sword suspensions I was intrigued by the Finnish example which dated to the 1940s. According to an antique dealer’s website, these Finnish swords are French Mle. 1822 Light Cavalry Sabres which were adopted around 1920 and used into the 1940s. They were modified by shortening the blades (and scabbards) by 12cm (4.7″) and removing the additional bars on the guards. The service life of the Mle. 1822 and its descendants is really quite amazing!

A Finnish French manufactured soldier’s sword m/1822. The sword features an arching blade, a brass guard and a bright metal sheath. This model was mainly manufactured by the Chatellerault weapons factory in the 1870’s. The swords were given to soldiers in 1919 and 1920 and they were quickly found to be too long. As a result during the years from 1923 to 1925, a 12 cm piece of the blade and sheath was removed as well as three branches of the sword’s guard. The sword’s handle has a leather tassel that was used for making sure that the sword doesn’t fall off. The sword features the name of the person who received as a gift for distinguished service, and stamps that uncover some of the swords history. The stamps are “3365 HV, AUK (NCO course) 65”. The sword is in fine condition and features only slight signs of use.