Nice old guy got it without the sheath. Prices on the net are all over the place for the Crimean War Pioneer swords. Repros are around $125 and originals are $350 and way up (+$1,000 for some reason). Luckily the repros aren't marked like the range of these that are supposed to be authentic.
September 15, 2013, 12:16 AM
Any unit markings visible?
September 15, 2013, 04:39 PM
Nice sword! maybe Stephan Fowler will be up to his interpretation of one of those next for me.:D
September 16, 2013, 05:39 PM
The markings on the brass hilt are Roman letters, not Cyrillic - maybe some type of import mark? The markings on the blade are Cyrillic: П. Г. (P. G.) and МА...ТО (same as Roman letters)
September 18, 2013, 02:58 PM
Thanks everyone for the info.
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