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George V / WW1 British Irish Lord Lieutenant's Mameluke Sword, Sold

In good condition (blade very good condition), an exceptionally rare George V / WW1 British Irish Lord Lieutenant's Mameluke Sword.

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A very rare sword with only three made (see Adam's of Dublin April 2007 sale for one of them). According to Adam's, Ireland's premier auction house, this sword would have belonged to one of the following; Baron Wimborne (served 1915-18), Viscount French (served 1918-21) or Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent (served 1921-22, and the first Catholic Viceroy or Lord Lieutenant appointed to that office since Tyrconnell). The address for maker Rogers & Co means this sword was made in 1918 or later, so either Viscount French or Viscount Fitzalan of Derwent. In 2007 they valued the sword they had at €3,000 to €4,000, so our price below (given antique sword prices have increased by at least 100% over the last 10 years) should be a really pleasant surprise.

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The 33 inch blade is in very good condition generally, some staining just under the Irish Harp, not much, and some rust around where the blade meets the hilt, again not much. Blade firm in the hilt which has the Irish Shamrock to the ecusson. The ivory grip in very good condition; the decorative rosettes still present. The plated steel scabbard is good but has lost plating and rust patches are evident; the scabbard could be full restored and replated. The original sword knot in good order, a little age. The sword sheathes and draws very well.

Rare and well under market value; yours for £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AD03 (0394). Further / large images available upon request.

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