RUSSIAN 1817 PATTERN INFANTRY HANGER
Good clean example of this pattern which is rarely encountered and when it is, almost always is in very worn condition. 23 1/4" curved wedge section blade with ordnance mark at the forte. One piece ribbed grip brass hilt with iron stud securing the tang. Hilt crisp with fine rich old patina. Blade shows smooth gray patina and few tiny pitting speckles, strictly negligible for the period and pattern. Possibly never issued.