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comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
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Apr
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comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
Thanks. Do you know, why the baldric was worn (invisible) under the waist coat in many cases (like in my example pictures)? Could you also comment on the "red herring"?
Apr
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comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
You are mostly referencing military things. That's fine. I was mostly interested in civil use. I admit not saying so explicitly in my question (only implicitly by not talking about military and showing civil examples). I think, a small sword/dress sword was seldom used in military? That said, multiple issues have been raised in comments and in the main question. For example this was suggested: "Ribbons sewn into the coat were used for hanging swords in the first half of the 17th century." Could you try to address most of them as well?
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Apr
10
revised Why did the Streltsy in Russia have no summer uniform?
add tag for epoch
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revised How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
Note on putting things into context; Possibility of red herring
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Sep
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comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
@DVK Many thanks for the bounty! I will try to improve the question soon and then maybe offer also a bounty.
Sep
21
comment How were small swords worn in the 18th century?
@Vector First: I thihk, there were rules on this. At those times, there were many rules for etiquette like things (like how to lift your tricorne). There were also rules on when not to wear the small sword, etc. So I doubt that there were no rules on how to wear it. Second: Assuming you're right and there were a lot of variants (I can imagine that things changed), then a good answer could reference some more common forms and give some evidence on not so common ones or the like. I even asked for variants. And I highly doubt, that there are no sources on this. Just I am unable to find them.
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revised What became of the French Revolutionary Religion and Calendar?
Seems more relevant to the 19th than to the 18th century, so only adding that tag.
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