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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.

George 5th Scots Guards Officer's Sword

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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.

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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