In overall very good condition, an 1821P George IV British Infantry Officer’s Levee Weight Dress Sword.
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Blade etched and scabbard locket etched to R Johnston Sword Cutler 68 St James Street London. The sword dates from 1822 to 1830.
The 31 inch levee quill point pipe back blade is in overall very good condition, some inert rust / patina patches, but not many, and firm in the hilt. The gothic hilt retains much gilt and is in very good shape; the folding guard section working well. The fishskin grip in very good condition, as are the twisted grip wire bindings. The leather and gilt brass fittings scabbard is very good for its age but has a break in the lower section. The sword sheathes and draws well.
With some thin wooden slats and specialist leather glue, you could probably “repair” the scabbard for show purposes. Either way, this is a very good example at well above average condition, and truly worth the was £? (too late, now sold) price tag. Please quote item reference AG06-X59. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1306-101x19x17 (1.805).