George IV 1822P British Infantry Officer's
Sword Pipe Back Blade, Sold
In very good condition, a George IV 1822P British Infantry Officer's
Sword with pipe back blade, made by Andrews.
With fine almost levee blade with tablet etched George IV cypher
and "Andrews Pall Mall Warranted". This is a pre-1830
sword, hence the suspension rings and frog button, offering officers
two methods of being able to wear / suspend the sword and scabbard,
plus the pipe back blade with quill point.
The 31 inch pipe back quill point blade is in very good condition
and firm in the hilt. The hilt with minimal bending / overall good
condition. The black fishskin grip and twisted grip wire bindings
are very good for their age. The folding guard section works well.
The leather and gilt metal fittings scabbard is aged but good for
age. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Rare to find these in such good condition. Nice price; £?
(too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AC51 (0288). Further
/ full sized images available upon request.