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An unusual George 5th Scots Guards Officer's Sword (sold)

A George 5th 1821 pattern light cavalry officer's sword for a Scots Guards infantry officer in very good condition.

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What a handsome but very unusual sword! An 1821 light cavalry or artillery pattern sword in an infantry officer's scabbard / frog, etched with the emblem of the Scots Guards. I can only imagine this sword was commissioned by an officer with absolutely no regard for convention out of personal preference. No other explanation is likely or even possible.

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The impressive 35 inch blade is in very good condition plus well etched in the Gaelic style and with a stylish George 5th royal cypher plus Scots Guards emblem. Firm in the hilt, the 3 bar hilt also in fine condition. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings in very good order. The field leather scabbard is scuffed but sound. The original frog a bonus; the suspension loop a later replacement. The sword made by Armfields of Birmingham sheathes and draws very well. The sword know I am sure is original. A truly lovely as well as highly unusual sword. Further pictures available upon request. My item reference number 934 (411).

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