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1822 Pattern George IV British Infantry Officer's Sword by Salter, sold

A scarce 1822 pattern King George 4th British infantry officer's sword in good condition, made by Salter some time from 1822 to 1824.

1822 Pattern George IV British Infantry Officer's Sword by Salter

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In good overall condition, the blade has been period field sharpened, so it clearly went into a zone where it was required to be a weapon, if required. The maker, Salter, is the premier maker of the period, the blade etched with King George Forth's cypher and "Salter, Sword Cutler to H.R.H. the Duke of Sussex, 35 Strand London"; as this pattern came out in 1822 and Salter was only at 35 The Strand until 1824, this is one of the earliest 1822P's you will find.

The 32 inch blade is in good condition with the etching still clear, a little worn, but clear. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt is a little misformed here and there, which these flimsy gilt on brass were infamous for, but not as much as most / normal. Good amount of gilt remaining. The fishskin grip a little worn in places, but good overall, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The folding guard section a little stiff (oil will cure). The brass scabbard for a senior officer is good order, some light dings. The sword sheathes and draws pretty well. A great sword in well above average condition. Please quote reference number G35 (948). Further / full sized images upon request.

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