1821P George IV Pipe-Back British Light Cavalry
Officer's Sword, Sold
In very good condition, a George 4th British light cavalry officer's
pipe backed sword / sabre.
These are incredibly hard swords to find in such good condition.
The impressive 35 1/2 inch blade with tablet form George IV cypher
etching both sides is in very good condition, a little sheathing
/ drawing scuffing near the ricasso, nothing much, the tip area
still sharp, the blade firm in the hilt. The lovely wide flared
3 bar hilt is also in very good condition. The fishskin grip and
associated twisted grip wire bindings are aged and worn a little,
but generally very good. The steel scabbard is also exceptionally
good for its age; it appears to be original browning rather than
patina; there are some very small pitting spots but the scabbard
is well above average. The sword sheathes and draws well enough;
it is a little loose, so the original wooden linings have eroded
as is to be expected.
This sword would have cost its owner the equivalent of £1500
or more when he bought it, so our price is a genuine snip; truly,
these swords in this condition do not come around often. Further
/ full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote item
reference D11 (707)