A fine William 4th courtsword
A fine William 4th courtsword by P & R Firmin c 1830-34. The blade retains nearly all of its original bright burnished finish, and is etched with crowned WR IV above a laurel wreath, together with the maker P & R Firmin 153 Strand London. The regulation pattern hilt retains all of its original brightly burnished gilt finish and includes the crowned WIVR cypher on the guard, and the pommel is in the form of the Royal crown. The grip is bound with silvered wire. The sword retains its original black leather scabbard with burnished gilt mounts, the locket is engraved P & R FIRMIN'S 153 Strand, London.
Blade length 30" (76.5cms) Overall length 35" (89cms)
P & R Firmin are recorded at 153 Strand, London 1829-1834. William IV reigned 1830-1836