Georgian British Royal Naval Officer's Pipeback
Sword & Scabbard, sold
In overall good though aged condition, an early (pre 1832) 1827
pattern Georgian British Royal Navy officer's pipe-back sword and
With just a suspension frog button and no suspension rings, this
is a pre-1832 RN officer's sword. Marked to "Dudley Portsmouth"
on both the blade and top scabbard locket.
The 29 inch blade has patina and rust pitting, but the etching
which goes way down both sides of the blade is still visible, sometimes
clear; Etching includes cutler's details, fouled anchor, military
symbols, "Warranted", etc. Hilt in very good shape for
the age, some gilt remaining. Grip clean and in good condition for
its age. Folding guard section of hilt works well. Scabbard leather
fallen apart, taped up only to keep together. Basically, if you
have a leather worker make you a new scabbard with the existing
fittings, you will double the value of this sword.
I don't believe it, a good Georgian pipe back RN officer's sword
for only £???. Please quote item reference number N06 (1286).
Further / full sized pictures available upon request.