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Title 1821 pattern General Officer's sword
Nationality British
Period c 1820-30
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This is the combat variety of the General's sword of the George IV era, whose cypher is on the guard and engraved on the blade. It was replaced in the 1830s by a mamaluke-style sword with an ivory grip. The blade has extensive floral engraving for three-quarters of its length and has a retailer's mark (Horsley & Cooper, London) at the forte.

The general overall condition is good for its age, the fishskin grip, together with its wiring, being in nice shape. 50%+ of the original gilding remains. At some point possibly the sword has been dropped and subsequently tightened up, which would account for the rather bright pommel button. There is a small crack to one of the bars of the guard, fairly typical on a sword of this age. The scabbard is, of course, brass, which was standard for field officers and above.

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[Edged Weapons : Swords : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

The goods are safely in and I am delighted. Many thanks for the outstanding handling of this order and I hope we can do many more.

M R, USA, 03.04.2009

I am more and more pleased with the sword, and am wondering whether to do an article on it...

M M, UK, 04.11.2005

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