In good condition, a William IV / Georgian British Infantry Officer’s Sword & Scabbard
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Etched to Tatham & Son 37 Charing Cross London, a renowned gun maker and sword cutler, dating this sword from 1830 (when William IV became King) to 1834 (when Tatham & Co changed their name).
The 31 1/2 inch pipeback blade is in very good condition, save for a few nicks to the cutting edge, the etching still very clear. Blade firm in the hilt. The brass “Gothic” hilt with some distortion (typical for these brass hilts) is still good. The fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings are both very good though a small gap now exists with the backpiece where the later has bowed a little. Painted steel scabbard with age is still good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Really above average example for just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Z15. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1542-golf (1.653).