1822/45P British Infantry General Staff Officers
In sound condition, a scarce 1822/45 pattern British infantry
general staff officer's sword.
A fairly rare sword as most generals wore mamelukes, so only their
senior attendant support officer would wear this pattern. Etched
to sword cutlers "H. Hill 3 Old Bond Street London" (they
used this name at that address from 1850 to 1855).
The 32 inch blade is aged and with patina patches but firm in the
hilt. The hilt has lost most of its gilt. The fishskin grip and
associated grip wire bindings are aged but good. The folding guard
section works. The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard has
leather split in two places (tape repairs). The sword sheathes and
draws well enough.
Scarce sword, nice price; £450. Please quote item reference
AB21 (0096). Further / full sized images available upon request.