A rare example of an 1850's Dundas artillery sidearm, a sword made in small numbers and carried in even smaller amounts. These swords were made to fill a need for a replacement to the British artillery hanger which had been carried since the Napoleonic conflicts. This sword is a strange mix of hanger and sabre with a very nice feel in the hand and a blade profile far more interesting than many troopers weaopons. Originally this would have been carried in a steel scabbard almost never seen these days. These swords only seem to have served in the Crimea, some being famously photographed with Fenton's war correspondence. This sword is £325 or best offer.