1827P Pipe-Back Georgian British Naval Officer's
Sword (pre 1832) (sold)
In very good condition, a pre-1832 Georgian British Navy officer's
sword and scabbard.
In as good condition as it generally gets, this 1821 pattern RN
officer's pipe-back sword has the two scabbard fittings and upper
frog stud that shows it to be a pre-1832 sword. Marked to the blade's
ricasso "Ramsey Fore Street Devonport Warranted", there
was a silversmith at 51 Fore Street in the 1830 Pigot & Co Directory
The 29 inch blade is exceptionally well and finely etched, with
very little patina and what there is generally is away from the
etched areas. The blade is also firm in the hilt. The hilt retaining
some of its gilt and the folding guard section in great working
order. The fishskin grip a little off colour towards the guard but
not too much; the twisted wire grip bindings are very good, one
turn has a strand a little astray. The leather and gilt fittings
scabbard is in excellent condition; if the leather is a replacement,
it has been done exceptionally well to the point I believe it is
original. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
Well above average and as such truly an investment. Further / large
images available upon request. Our item reference number B94 (597).