1822 Pattern George IV British Infantry Officer's
Pipe-Back Sword, sold
A very scarce 1822P George 4th British infantry officer's sword
in good order and perfect for refurbishment if desired.
OK, this George IV 1822P looks good but is not perfect, so let
me describe the areas. I think this is a special sword as it is
and is ripe for refurbishment if you are looking for one of the
best 1822P's you can get. What is very good is the hilt has much
gilt remaining and is in very good shape, as is the fishskin grip
and the twisted grip wire bindings. The lower grip ferrule is superbly
made, very unique and stylish. The folding guard works well. The
blade has been re-plated and some of the plating is coming away;
you could keep as is or have a local metal plating company reverse
plate (remove the plating - the steel blade looks good underneath
and the etching promises to be crisp - this is what I would do if
there was a plating company nearby, which there isn't). The 32.5
inch blade is firm in the hilt and sheathes / draws well. The scabbard
is original but has a taped repair; the fittings could be removed,
re-gilted and the leather replaced. So, a very presentable and vary
scarce example as is, but with the huge potential for a lot more
An absolute bargain. Further / full sized images upon request.
Please quote reference number A82 (440).