1827 Pattern Pipe Back British Naval Officer's
A scarce early to mid 19th Century British Naval Officer's sword
with pipe-back blade.
This is a very scarce late Georgian or early Victorian British
Royal Naval officer's sword, from around the time the Royal Navy
still ruled the seas in wooden multi-decked warships.
The 30 3/4 inch blade is complete, intact and in generally good
order, although any period etching (which would have most likely
been scant) is gone. The blade with its distinctive quill point
is still firm in the hilt. The hilt is a little aged and the folding
guard, which in those days did not have a locking pin hole, is loose,
the retaining pin now bent though sturdy enough. The lovely large
nodule fish skin grip is intact if a little grubby after all these
years, the twisted wire ring bindings present and in good shape.
A sword every collector must have and a good investment. Further
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