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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.

1821 Patt George IV Pipe-Back British Light Cavalry Officer's Sword / Sabre

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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)

 

 

 

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