In good condition, a rare 1822P EIC British Infantry Officer’s Pipeback Sword
With the East India Company’s Lion with British Crown cypher to the hilt’s / guard’s cartouche, the EIC was the semi-private / British Government’s subsidiary prior the 100% Crown Governmental British Raj takeover in 1874. The EIC put the Great into Britain and made it the world’s super power of the 19C. This sword has a brass scabbard for a senior officer. This sword dates from 1822 when this “Gothic Hilt” sword pattern was first regulated, to 1845 when the pipe back blade was replaced with a fullered blade. Great / rare news; it has its original sword knot still attached.
The 32 1/4 inch plain sharpened blade is in good condition and firm in the hilt / grip, good condition. The hilt / guard is in good condition, the folding section still working. The fishskin grip is aged / worn and with a section missing (worn away) one side under the pommel; it is clear this sword saw some strenuous service life. The twisted grip wire bindings are good. The original sword knot is amazingly in aged / worn but very good condition. The brass scabbard has a few dings in it, commensurate with an active service history. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A really special sword once owned by an officer for more than dress purposes. Hold it and dream of its past. Yours for £950. Please quote item reference AH25. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1678-102x15x14 (1.661).