A very clean example of the British 1856 Pattern Pioneers Sword/Sidearm.
This imposing weapon has a broad 22.5 inch blade, with a sawback edge measuring 15 inches, and a double edged point of 7 inches. The blade carries broad arrow and WD markings, along with crowned inspection marks to the spine and ricasso.
The brass ribbed grip scales surmount a full width tang, with D shaped guard. The quillion bears later issue markings to the 1st Battalion of the Essex Volunteer Rifles, along with a date of January 1887.
Housed in its correct brass mounted leather scabbard, with WD inspection marks to the rear.
All in all, a very good example, which would be difficult to improve upon.
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