1822 Pattern George IV British Infantry Officer's
Pipeback Sword, Sold
In good to nearly very good condition (scabbard as found / seen),
an 1822 Pattern George IV British Infantry Officer's Pipeback Sword.
OK, there is only half a scabbard, but the sword itself is a scarce
one and in very good condition for its age (nearly 200 years old).
A lower scabbard fitting (chape) and new leather would make this
an exceptional collector's piece indeed. There is no maker's name
visible on the blade but this was often the case with these original
pipe-back, quill point blades with "tablet" etching.
The 32 1/2 inch blade is in very good order, the etching now feint
but still there, and firm in the hilt. The hilt retains much gilt
and very little distortion as these gothic style brass guards were
prone. The fishskin grip and associated grip wire bindings are very
good for the age. The folding guard section of the hilt works well.
What there is of the scabbard is good.
A well, well above average example of a scarce sword. Yours for
£? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AB41
(0118). Further / full sized images available upon request.