Category: 1822

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword with Coat of Arms of Spain

Perhaps dating to the First Carlist War? Britain sent volunteer and regular Army forces to oppose the Carlist army.

French Egyptian Sword with British History – Tel el Kebir 1882

An unusual and historically interesting antique sword – a French 1822 sabre with Egyptian and British connections.

Egypt began importing French swords and weapons under the rule of Muhammad Ali Pasha.


British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword for an Officer of the East India Company 

A rare East India Company officer’s sword, based on the British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword. This example is unique because it has a straight double-edged blade rather than the regulation slightly curved pipe-back blade. This blade may be original to the sword, but it possible that it is a later replacement. Here is a similar example but with a pipe-back blade.

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword

An infantry officer’s sword, 1822 pattern, from the reign of William IV. Pipeback blade 32 inches, with etching including maker’s address and a grenade emblem – perhaps indicating Grenadier Guards. Brass guard with folding drop. Leather and brass scabbard with maker’s name to inner locket. Shagreen and copper alloy grip wire.


British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword and Pattern 1796 Light Cavalry Officer’s Sword

Two Swords with Scabbards Both swords lack makers’ marks, and come with an iron scabbard. 1) Sword, 37 ¾" OAL, 32 ¼" quillback blade, “crown/W/IV” markings on blade and guard, and a wire wrapped ray skin grip. Good. 2) Sword, 31 7/8" OAL, 27 3/8" single fuller blade with niter blue fields and gold accents, and a wire wrapped grip.

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword

Fine antique British infantry officer’s sword made circa 1825 and in quite good condition. It is a model 1822 sword with the hilt decorated with an embossed coat of arms, corresponding to the king George IV. This English king ruled the country from 1820 to 1830. The sword comes with its scabbard: it is in good condition though the brass tip is missing. The sword’s hilt is a gorgeous piece made of golden metal and with a fine wavy design with curved branches. One of the cross’s sides is foldable. The grip preserves the original leather covering and the twisted wire that holds it in its place. The steel blade is well preserved and boasts a fine patina created by the trace of time. The scabbard is made of black leather and has brass locker and central piece, both decorated with fine hand-engraved geometrical motifs. The central piece still preserves the ring designed to tie the sword’s leather strap.

Measurements: Total Length: 37.8 in / 96 cm. Blade Length: 31.8 in / 81 cm.

British Pattern 1822 General Officer’s Sword

Geo IV 1822 Pattern British Infantry officers sword by Prosser, 32¼ ins slightly curved single edged blade with Geo IV etched decoration and signed PROSSER SWORD CUTLER TO THE KING LONDON, brass gilt hinged basket hilt, wired shagreen grips, stepped ovoid pommel, in brass mounted leather scabbard (ill-fitting) also signed PROSSER.


Pattern 1822 Sergeant’s Sword wit brass hilt and grip.

Sword (1800-1899)

Sergeant’s sword, Pattern 1822

Place: Britain

Location :Leeds Study Collection

Object Number: IX.2184

Copyright Royal Armouries

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword with Curved Clipped-Point Blade, c.1822-30

The clipped-point blade was popular in Italy in the 19th century. This blade may not be original to the hilt and may be from an Italian or other European officer’s sword. The royal cypher on the guard is GRIV for George IV.  Blade length 80 cm.

British Pattern 1822 Infantry Officer’s Sword

A lovely example of a George IV infantry officer’s sword (1822 pattern), with the officer’s name and dedication etched on the blade. The dedication reads “G H Layard – The Gift of his UNCLE H L”. This seems to be George Henry Layard of the 89th Regiment of Foot (1806-1848), who I believed was commissioned in 1825, which tallies with the date of the sword and makes it a nice early example of the pattern. It is very rare to get officers’ identifying marks on pipe-backed swords of this period for some reason, so to have this one identified is lovely. A very nice example of the pattern, with ‘Warranted’ etched to the blade and the remnants of the maker’s name, which unfortunately have been polished out.