In good condition, a scarce heavy 1827M Russian Sawback Pioneer’s / Engineer’s Hanger.
A scarce sword, used not in hand to hand combat, but to chop and saw through obstacles by Russian pioneer and engineer soldiers. This one, dated 1832, has very old, most likely period nicks to the forward cutting edge.
19 1/4 inch blade is in good condition though with usage wear to cutting edge. Blade firm in solid brass hilt. Hilt / grip in very good order.
These are lovely, heavy, fearsome swords and this one has clearly been used for the purpose for which it was made. Well worth £550. Please quote item reference U84. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0917-81x17x16 (1.909).