Sword #CC999.155.1

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British Infantry officer's sword, pipe-back blade, spear point, 20.5 cm. false edge, no fuller, full tang, sharkskin grip with 7 turns of wrap. While the sword is in fairly good condition, the leather scabbard is missing several inches at the tip and retains only one carrying ring.

The George IV cypher in the guard would indicate the period between 1820 and 1830. Unfortunately, the acquisition date and source are unknown, as is the history of the weapon.