1821P George IV Pipe-Back British Heavy Cavalry
Officer's Sword, Sold
In good overall condition, an exceptionally rare George 4th British
heavy cavalry officer's pipe backed sword / sabre.
This is an exceptionally rare sword, the first version of the 1821
pattern British heavy cavalry officer's sword with much more ornate
form of the laddered hilt, complete with thistles, roses and the
royal cypher of King George IV within the cartouche.
The impressive 35 5/8 inch blade with pipe back and quill point
has an even patina throughout. There are no markings now visible
to the blade. The blade is firm in the hilt. The hilt is exceptional
and in very good condition for its age, with patina matching that
of the blade. The fishskin grip is surprising good, complete with
original twisted grip wire bindings, though the section under the
step pommel has gone, as is very common with this type of pommel,
and has been later replaced with a grey compound (could be easily
Just a very rare and beautiful sword, so impressive that we have
featured the hilt / guard on our index page. Easily worth £700.
Further / full sized pictures available upon request. Please quote
item reference F09 (863)