1822 Pattern Victorian British Infantry Officer's
Pipe Back Sword, sold
In very good condition, a rare tablet etched Victorian British
infantry officer's sword with pipe-back blade.
It is exceptionally rare for an 1822P pipe-back British infantry
officer's sword to be found in such very good condition, the early
Victorian / Georgian tablet style blade etching so very clear.
The 32 1/4 inch blade is in exceptionally good condition; the etching
clear, some slight scuffing near the top of each tablet from where
the blade has been sheathed and drawn as to be expected. The blade
tip area is still sharp, the blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt
retains some gilt, the folding guard has a little dent in it but
is otherwise good and works as it should, the fishskin grip and
twisted grip wire bindings in very good condition. The brass scabbard
(for a senior officer) is in good condition, some small dings but
not many. The sword sheathes and draws very well.
A superb investment at only £600. Further / full sized images
upon request. Please quote reference number D17 (706).