I know that this is technically not a weapon but I thouhght that it would be the best fit here...
I'm looking for information regarding the ceremonial applications of the axe as carried by Infantry Pioneers. I know of a reference, Manual of Field Engineering Vol. 1 (All Arms) dated 1933, that apparantly has the movements in it, but I don't have it.
Is there anybody with a similar reference for Victorian times? Or maybe someone with firsthand knowledge?