19th Century Cavalry Officer's Mameluke Sabre,
Ivory Grips, sold
A fine, probably British or Dutch, possibly Portuguese cavalry
officer's mameluke sabre, circa 1870, in good order.
This is most likely an English cavalry officer's or possibly nobleman's
mameluke sabre, circa 1870. I can not attest for sure it was carried
by an Englishman, as there are no royal markings to the blade. Most
likely made in India, the blade has a general pattern to it. However,
the sabre is very fine, well made and I am sure was a deadly as
much as a dress item. The blade which is typically double edged
near the point is still sharp; the blade was period and very well
sharpened. The sabre is good to hold and the scabbard of very high
quality; it fits the mameluke like a glove.
The 30 inch blade is in good order, a little loose, not much, in
the hilt. The ivory grips have typical age lines and a small section
is lost each side. The small rosette decorative grip studs are all
present.The sabre sheathes / draws well, though a little loose now
indicating the original internal wood liners have partly or fully
perished. The sabre is very elegant and yet clearly a weapon. I
think this is exceptional value. Further / full sized images available
upon request. My item reference number is 918 (394).