In good condition for age, a scarce Georgian British RN Officer’s Pipeback Sword and Scabbard.
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1827 Pattern, so post 1827! The frog suspension button with no hanging rings means pre-1832. So this sword dates from 1827 to 1832; not bad condition for a salt exposed naval sword that is nearly 200 years old! Pipe back blade with quill point of course.
The 28 1/2 inch blade has some of its former etching just visible in places, and has been brightened over some inert rust pitting in places. But still sound / good and firm in the hilt. The hilt in good order; the folding guard works well. The “white” fishskin grip is a little grubby / aged but good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather scabbard has several tape repairs (strengthening bands) but is good for age. The sword sheathes and draws well.
An awesome sword, just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG28. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box?