19th Century British Cavalry Officer's Mameluke
Sabre / Sword (sold)
Early Victorian (1837 to 1852) British Cavalry Officer's Mameluke
Exceptionally fine example of a particularly rare and much sought
after 1800's British Cavalry Officer's Mameluke sabre (sword), made
even more special by the fact it was made by the most prestigious
cutler of the time "(Thomas) Hawkes and (John) Moseley &
CO London manufacturers to the Queen (Victoria)". Very finely
etched with the detail still in remarkably good condition for the
age, plus an ivory grip which, while cracked as ivory will always
do, is all there, complete with original sword knot and still fine
(though pitted) scabbard, this is indeed a cut above most mamalukes.
The 30 1/4 inch (76.8 cm) hatchet point blade is firm in the hilt
and grip firm also. Given the scarcity of cavalry officer mamelukes
and the well above average condition of this example. Further pictures
available upon request. Sword reference number 133.