George IV Duke of York's Own Rifle Corps
Officer's Sword, for sale
In good to very good condition for its age, a George IV Duke of
York's Own Rifle Corps Officer's Sword.
The forte of the blade is etched to "Hebbert & Hume Pall
Mall" which dates the sword to 1829. The Duke of York's Own
Rifle Corps (60th Rifles) later became the King's Royal Rifle Corps
and more recently the Green Jackets.
The 32 1/8 inch pipe back blade is in very good condition for its
age. The hilt does move around the blade a little and has some polished
out former rust pitting, though the blade is firm in the grip. The
grip and twisted grip wire in very good condition. The steel scabbard
aged, with several dents and polished out rust but sound. The sword
sheathes and draws well.
A great sword. A great price: £700. Please quote item reference
number AF53. Further / full sized pictures available upon request.
Box 1126-102x18x16 (2.057).