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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.

19th Century Cavalry Officer's Mameluke Sabre, Ivory Grips

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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).











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