George 5th 1821P British Cavalry Officer's
In overall very good condition, a fine JB Johnstone of London
made 1821 pattern (pre-1912 regulation), George V cavalry officer's
The blade especially on this sword is in very good condition. This
sword could be improved with a little TLC, but also refurbishing
/ replating the hilt / guard and scabbard to produce a near new
sword (the blade and grip being the areas that need to be very good
already, and these are). The small amount of plating loss to the
hilt and scabbard can be fairly easily disguised if full refurbishment
is not desired. Again, this to make the sword one of the very best
examples you will find.
The impressive 35 1/8 inch blade has some small rust spots that
can only be seen on close inspection; we have stabilized these,
but looks very, very good. Firm in the hilt, the hilt has a few
bubbled patches of plating, but is overall very good. The fishskin
grip is excellent. The plated steel scabbard against with a few
small blisters, scuffs and marks, but still very good. The sword
sheathes and draws very well.
A well above average example that can be left as is, or minimally
refurbished to restore to as new condition5. Please quote item reference
M15 (1245). Further / full sized images available upon request.