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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]


Thanks for the good and quick service! I tell other world war 2 collectors to buy at your shop!

A M, The Netherlands, 15.10.2011

Found the item a little on the expensive side and a bit disappointed that you were unwilling to bend a bit on the price of the Officer's Tunic Eagle (half the fun of buying, after all, is the haggling), but impressed by the speed of delivery and the quality of the item. Was well worth it in the long run...

G F, UK, 30.08.2005