Category: 1856

Why Did Some Infantry Soldiers Carry Short S…

Why Did Some Infantry Soldiers Carry Short Swords in the Gunpowder Age? Pioneer Short Swords

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British Pattern 1856 Yataghan Bayonets

EIGHT 1856 PATTERN ENFIELD BAYONETS each in its scabbard; one with its leather frog (two missing their press studs) the first: 57.5 cm; 22 ¾ in blade

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British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword and Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

This lot from Bonhams offers us a chance to visually compare the dimensions of an infantry officer’s sword and an other ranks sidearm.

On the left, a British Pattern 1897 Infantry officer’s Sword carried by Lieut. T.H.F. Roberts of the Cheshire Regiment. 22 inch blade etched with conventional motifs and inscribed THF Roberts/12 Batt. Cheshire Regt. Ricasso marked Hawksworth/Sheffield. Semi-basket hilt of standard pattern and retaining the brown leather sword knot. Brown leather-covered field scabbard. Lieut. T.H.F. Roberts served abroad during World War I with the Cheshire Regiment and is listed as such on the Great European War Memorial in Prenton, Cheshire.

On the right, a British Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

by Robert Mole with 22 ½ inch sawback blade bearing War Department marks. Brass hilt of standard pattern. Brass-mounted leather scabbard.

British Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword 1856 Pat…

British Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

1856 Pattern Pioneers Saw-Backed Sidearm, straight blade etched with ROB MOLE & SONS, MAKERS Birmingham within label, and struck with various marks including issue stamps 12/92, regulation brass hilt, back of quillon stamped with issue 1.1893 and deeply stamped CAR. Blade 57cm, overall 70cm.

victoriansword: British Pattern 1897 Infantry…

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British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword and Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

This lot from Bonhams offers us a chance to visually compare the dimensions of an infantry officer’s sword and an other ranks sidearm.

On the left, a British Pattern 1897 Infantry officer’s Sword carried by Lieut. T.H.F. Roberts of the Cheshire Regiment. 22 inch blade etched with conventional motifs and inscribed THF Roberts/12 Batt. Cheshire Regt. Ricasso marked Hawksworth/Sheffield. Semi-basket hilt of standard pattern and retaining the brown leather sword knot. Brown leather-covered field scabbard. Lieut. T.H.F. Roberts served abroad during World War I with the Cheshire Regiment and is listed as such on the Great European War Memorial in Prenton, Cheshire.

On the right, a British Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

by Robert Mole with 22 ½ inch sawback blade bearing War Department marks. Brass hilt of standard pattern. Brass-mounted leather scabbard.

1856 Pioneer’s (Sawback) Shortsword!

1856 Pioneer’s (Sawback) Shortsword!

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword …

British Pattern 1897 Infantry Officer’s Sword and Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

This lot from Bonhams offers us a chance to visually compare the dimensions of an infantry officer’s sword and an other ranks sidearm.

On the left, a British Pattern 1897 Infantry officer’s Sword carried by Lieut. T.H.F. Roberts of the Cheshire Regiment. 22 inch blade etched with conventional motifs and inscribed THF Roberts/12 Batt. Cheshire Regt. Ricasso marked Hawksworth/Sheffield. Semi-basket hilt of standard pattern and retaining the brown leather sword knot. Brown leather-covered field scabbard. Lieut. T.H.F. Roberts served abroad during World War I with the Cheshire Regiment and is listed as such on the Great European War Memorial in Prenton, Cheshire.

On the right, a British Pattern 1856 Pioneer’s Sword

by Robert Mole with 22 ½ inch sawback blade bearing War Department marks. Brass hilt of standard pattern. Brass-mounted leather scabbard.

A .577 Percussion Commercial 1856 Pattern Vo…

A .577 Percussion Commercial 1856 Pattern Volunteer Short Rifle Signed Joseph Harkom and Sword Bayonet, Edinburgh, Mid-19th Century

With russet sighted barrel signed along the top at the breech, retained by two barrel bands, with bayonet-lug on the right at the muzzle numbered ‘283’, and rifled with three grooves, calibrated folding adjustable back-sight, signed border engraved flat lock decorated with foliate scrollwork, hammer en suite, chained nipple-protector, figured three-quarter stock, border engraved steel mounts of regulation pattern including trigger-guard decorated with foliate scrollwork, sling loops, steel ramrod, possibly original, and retaining traces of original finish; together with a Lancaster sword bayonet, the pipe-back blade with spear point, brass-mounted hilt with spring-catch, and chequered black leather grips, in its brass-mounted black leather scabbard (some crazing), the locket mouth stamped ‘R.A.M.C.’ over ’12’, and with a later buff-leather frog, Ordnance proof marks. 84 cm barrel.

British Pattern 1856 Bugler’s Sword One piece…

British Pattern 1856 Bugler’s Sword

One piece Gothic cast iron grip and crossguard with central VR cipher. Steel double edged spear point blade.  Blade engraved  24.  L.V.R  Feby  1860over Presented by Captain Robertson , no makers marks. In its steel mounted black leather scabbard, Locket marked 1 over  2 L.

British Pattern 1856 Drummer’s Sword One piec…

British Pattern 1856 Drummer’s Sword

One piece gothic style cast iron hilt with central ‘VR’ cipher stamped with 1. 1889 V.3L.F.C.2 on one edge of the grip and ‘cancelled out of service’ mark on the other.  Steel double edged spear pointed blade marked on one shoulder with FP.CLE and partial crown over B/21 on the other in its brass mounted black leather scabbard, locket also marked V.3l.F.C.2 with a leaf design on the frog stud. Overall length 62.4 cm, blade 48.5 cm.

The steel hilt indicates that it was for a Rifle unit, and in this case it was used by volunteer rifles.