Late-18th/early 19th Century European Military Short Sword

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A very unusual late-18th/early 19th Century European Military Short Sword for issue to an ordinary soldier.  This is an interesting military short sword from the time of the Napoleonic Wars.  I have not been able to positively identify it to any particular country but expect it to be North European in origin, possibly Scandinavian -  I came across a similar example some years ago that had Scandinavian issue and maker marks to the blade forte so this could be an avenue of research.  These swords were typically issued to Pioneer and Artillery troops.

Grooved brass sword grip and single fuller to the blade

Comprising a distinctively shaped heavy, ribbed brass grip with faceted pommel and a very wide, plain blade with single fuller to most of its length.  No scabbard.  Am also selling another identical example so please take a look at my other listings.  Wear to the blade, especially near the end - tip of blade missing.  Blade length is 19.5 inches (24.5 inches overall).

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