The first of its type I have encountered.
The plain blade with a four inch false edge at the tip. No visible markings.
Blade length is 26 inches.
The stirrup style guard carries two characters on the outer edge, possibly Devangi script, and likely a unit designation.
Quite likely to be an artilleryman's sidearm, given the size and general construction.
The construction is very similar to British cavalry sword of the period, such as the 1853 "universal" pattern, although the grips are of wood, rather than leather, but riveted in a similar fashion with the same "tear drop" shaped pommel.
An unusual, and possibly unique survival.
Strictly over 18's only.
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