London, South Kensington
25 May 2006
TWO ROYAL NAVY 'PIONEER' SWORDS
with 22¼in. blades with serrated upper edge, brass hilt and grip, with leather scabbard -- 28½in. (72.5cm.) overall (2)
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May & Annis: Swords for Sea Service, HMSO, 1970, vol 2, plate 79.
This type of sword was used in the Royal Navy between 1864 and 1914.
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