~ Extremely Early 1827 Pattern Naval Pipeback Sword ~
Here we have a sword that has a beautiful story told in the construction. The sword can be dated to the extremely early production of 1827 as it appears that the maker of the guard has improperly understood the instructions of the construction of the guard.
The guard is in a fixed position, whilst it was a personal choice it was usually hinged, the sword has a backstrap and a pommel cap, showing an understanding of sword making going back to at least the 1780’s when pommel caps on sabres were still popular.
The sword has a beautiful pipe back blade with no recognisable makers marks and a blank cartouche on the scabbard.
The guard and backstap are elaborately worked with scalloped designs and a fouled anchor surrounded by a wreath.
The sword comes with its original gilt knot
~ Dimensions ~
The sword is 37 inches (94 cm) long.
The blade is 30 inches (79 cm) long.
The sword weighs 1.05Kg.
~ Condition ~
The sword has wear understandable with its age with an area of blackening and minor pitting to the blade where it has rusted.
The guard, shagreen and scabbard are in good condition for their age.
~ Postage ~
UK postage is £25 or it can be inspected in our shop....Read full description