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British George IV 1822P Infantry Officer's Sword by Osborne, Sold

In good condition, a scarce British George V 1822 Pattern Infantry Officer's Sword by Osborne.

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Sold Item Notice

Etched "Osborne Warranted" to the pipe back quill point blade, plus the cyphers of King George IV, this sword was made / sold between 1822 and 1830. Note the early version scabbard with both suspension rings and a frog button.

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The 32 3/8 "tablet" etched blade is in good condition, one side slightly better than the other, some aging / patina, firm in the hilt. The comparatively fragile gilt brass "gothic" hilt guard, so often the curse of British infantryman and almost always damaged, is in remarkably good condition, very little distortion and much gilt remaining; the folding guard section works just fine too. The black fishskin grip in worn but good condition, the twisted grip wire bindings present and correct. The leather and gilt brass scabbard is aged, the leather especially with cracks and floppiness apparent, but still sound. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A lovely looking sword with it early wide flared hilt and in well above average condition. Well priced at £525. Please quote item reference number AE93 (1040). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

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