~ Circa 1830 Russian Pioneer Other Ranks Sidearm Sword And Scabbard ~
This a model 1827 Russian Pioneer sidearm sword and was used extensively during the Crimean War.
Its heavy short fullered blade with the sawback edge often served as a multi-purpose tool in the hands of the Russian soldier and for this reason they were issued to the Pioneers and Engineers.
The cast brass hilt with a ribbed grip is stamped ‘BH’ and ‘AG’.
The blade is also stamped with three Russian proof marks.
The large leather scabbard has a brass locket and chape.
~ Dimensions ~
The blade length is 19.2 inches (49 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 25.8 inches (65.5cm).
The sword in its scabbard length is 28 inches (71 cm).
It weighs 2.25 Kg.
~ Condition ~
The blade is rusty but remains undamaged and can be easily cleaned, as is only superficial surface rust.
The grip remains excellent and all marks are visible.
The scabbard has some amount of wear but its overall condition is good.
~ Postage ~
Postage is £18 or the sword can be picked up from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.