This British 1822 pattern, George IV infantry field officer’s sword was made between 1822 and 1830.
The 812mm pipe-backed blade terminates in a period service sharpened quill point. The blade is etched with a panel on either side, depicting the crowned and laurelled Royal cypher of King George IV. The forte is etched with acanthus leaves.
The blade is in good condition with minimal age-related discolouration. The edge was period service sharpened.
The 1822 pattern brass Gothic guard has a crisp working folding section and bears the Royal cypher of George IV. There is some slight distortion of the outer bar and neighbouring arch. The shagreen wrapped grip is in good condition with the copper wiring intact and tight. The blade is firm in the hilt.
The sword is complete with its brass scabbard with twin suspension rings. The scabbard is in good condition with some shallow, use related dings.
This is a beautiful and scarce sword, the first of the Gothic hilted swords.
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