In very good condition, a campaign George IV British Infantry Officer’s Pipe Back Sword, 1822 Pattern.
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Plain blade for campaign (battle) use; the officer probably also had a fancy dress sword. Incredibly, this sword is very nearly 200 years old.
The 32 1/4 inch blade with quill point has been sharpened and is in very good condition, and form in the hilt. The gilt on brass “Gothic” hilt is very good, George IV Royal Cypher to the cartouche, much gilt remaining. The folding guard section works well. The black fishskin grip some wear but very good, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The steel field service scabbard is in very good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well but a little loosely.
Truly a well above average example and a steal at was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG37. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1398-118x15x15 (1.969).