William IV 1821P British Light Cavalry Officer's
Sword, Hamburger, Sold
In aged condition, a William IV 1821P British Light Cavalry Officer's
Sword, made by Hamburger.
With the wide flared bar guard which looks great, but offered scant
protection for the hand when your opponent thrusts, this sword may
have seen action in the First Afghan War.
The 34 3/4 inch blade is aged, but good, etching still quite clear.
Blade firm in hilt. The hilt with light rust patting / patina, but
sound / good overall. The fishskin grip is good save for the section
under the pommel which has gone (this happens a lot with these swords
as this section takes most wear and is weakest section due to its
size, etc.). The single strand twisted grip wire binding is good.
The scabbard is aged and has light pitting. The sword sheathes and
draws loosely as the inner wooden slat liners have gone.
Still a great looking sword, and yours for £? (too late,
now sold). Please quote item reference P46 (0030). Further / full
sized images available upon request.