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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.

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

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We did get it. My son was thrilled. Thanks.

A K, USA, 07.04.2009

Received eagle today, exellent and well wrapped, thank you.

D T, UK, 15.02.2006

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