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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.

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

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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 improved).

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)

 

 

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