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Title Infantry officer's sword, 1822 pattern
Nationality British
Period c 1822-30
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The cypher on the guard is that of George IV; the William IV examples have the IV right at the bottom of the cypher. This was the standard infantry officer's sword which replaced the 1796 pattern of the Napoleonic Wars. It was worn with a pipeback blade until about 1845, when Wilkinson introduced the new pattern blade with a fuller.

I replaced the grub screws at the throat of the scabbard (a staff officer's one), , but its original wood liners remain. The scabbard has suffered substantial bruising over the years with some minor perishing cracks to the brass.

The guard has approximately 25% of its gilding left. The blade is a little worn from abrasive cleaning at some stage, but retains all its shape and contours. There is no maker's mark. It has all its original fishskin grip and wiring.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


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

testimonials

Today Iíve received your parcel in good order. Iím vey happy with [t]his piece.

C A, Netherlands, 15.07.2013

The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

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