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Mole & Sons Makers, Birmingham 1856 Pattern WD Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Mole Birming Other Blades

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Cheshire, North WestPublished 6 Years ago
SubcategoryOther Blades
Sale typeTrade
MakeMole & Sons Makers, Birmingham
Manufactured YearDec 1892
Your reference13386
Recommended UsageCollection item

British 1892 / 93 Dated, 1856 Pattern WD Pioneers Brass Hilt Saw Back Short Sword Sidearm By Mole Birmingham Regiment Marked ‘5.MRB’ To The Royal Berkshire Militia & 1879 Dated Scabbard Regiment marked ‘VBRK1’ To The 1st Berkshire Militia. Sn 13386 - 13386

This is a fine 1856 Pattern British Pioneers Sawback Short Sword Sidearm. ( See page 173 of Robson's Swords of the British Army). It has a broad 22 ½” blade with deeply cut sawback ( 27 ½” overall). The ricasso is crisply marked by the manufacturer 'Mole & Sons Makers Birmingham’ & dated '12 '92' (Dec 1892). The reverse is stamped with inspection marks and War Dept arrow. It has the correct heavy ribbed Brass handle with full knuckle bow, slotted at the base for lanyard. The blade is fitted with original leather hilt washer. The back of the blade is stamped with faint inspection mark. The brass cross guard is Regiment marked ‘M’ above ‘5.RB’ to the Royal Berkshire Militia and dated ‘1.1893’ (Jan 1893). The sidearm is complete with original leather scabbard with brass mounts. All stitching and leather of the scabbard is intact. The throat of the upper mount is crisply Regiment marked ‘V’ above ‘BRK 1’ & ‘13’ to the 1st Berkshire Volunteers, weapon number ‘13’ and dated ‘5/1879’ (May 1879). Price includes UK delivery. Sn 13386


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