1822 Pattern Hilted Senior Welsh Infantry
Officer's Sword, Sold
With etched dragon and triple arrows to the blade, a senior Welsh
infantry, probably flank officer's sabre / sword, with George IV
1822 hilt and earlier Napoleonic blade.
Almost certainly, the original officer own had a flank officer's
Napoleonic wars sword (1796P cavalry style, but shorter) mounted
with this blade, and decided to keep / remount the blade into the
new pattern of hilt in 1822. There being still great flexibility,
especially amongst senior officers, at the time. The dragon etching
speaks for itself, the triple arrows and archer's hat comes from
the fact that the Welsh had the best archers in Britain, so remembered
on this blade.
The 28 1/2 inch blade with dragoon, archer's hat / arrows and other
talismanic icons etched thereon, breaks with convention as there
is no royal cypher to the blade itself. Again, this and the remounting
of the blade into the new 1822P hilt (together with the checkered
ivory grip) shows the individuality and senior rank of the officer
involved. The early George IV 1822 pattern hilt attesting to the
fact that was for a serving British officer. The blade is firm in
the brass hilt, the hilt with some bending as to be expected. The
grip having lost one section. The sword is in an aged but good and
sound condition, and is one of a kind for sure
A great chance to own a circa 200 year old highly individual Welsh
officer's sword. Please quote item reference number H72 (1023).
Further / full sized images available upon request.