Infantry Pioneers' short sword (hanger) pattern 1856 (no 11)

1856 pattern British pioneers sawback sword, by Wilkinson, The 22 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt equally good, everything solid. crossguard marked 6-1901-V-1.HTS-19 (hampshire), blade Broad arrow-X-'9-'99-Wilinson London, proofmark crown-49-W

€ 625,00

The British army has had several patterns of saw-back bayonets but only one saw-back sword. The pattern 1856 infantry Pioneers' short sword (hanger) was issued to the Pioneers within each infantry battalion. Each British infantry battalion had a ten-man squad of Pioneers, under the command of a corporal or sergeant.

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