Rare (Pionieren Faschinenmesser) Military Short Sword
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This is a rare Model 1853 Austro-Hungarian Pioneer Short Sword. You can tell this weapon was privately purchased by the lack of regimental markings and the fact that it has custom goat horn grips instead of the standard ones made of wood. In overall very good condition with minor period wear to the blade and scabbard and it has a nice natural patina.
Overall length is 24 1/4 inches long, the blade is 18 5/8 inches long