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.
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.
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.