British Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword
A British 1856 pattern Pioneers’ sword. This sword appears to have had a quiet life as, not only is there no stamps on the blade and only one date (1893) on the hilt, it has never been service sharpened. The brass hilt and unfullered saw back blade are in sound condition but with some pitting on the blade. The sword pattern was declared obsolete in 1904 having been carried by pioneers and later the navy as cutlass-substitutes. Would clean up well if desired. Everything solid.