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Victorian British Light Cavalry Officers Mameluke Sabre, Sold

In very good (hilt repaired) condition, a Victorian British Light Cavalry Officers Mameluke Sabre.

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Well etched along the entire length of each side of the blade, this Mameluke Sabre was most likely the property of a yeomanry cavalry officer (the cross guard has a generic / standard pattern not attributable to a particular regiment), but may possibly have been a regular officer's dress sword. There is no maker's name to the ricasso / forte as far as we can see (it is mostly hidden by the langets), which simply likely means it was sold by a retailer (such as a tailor / outfitter) who did not want to pay extra for their name to be etched on.

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The 30 1/2 inch blade is in very good condition, the superb etching still very clear, some age / scuffing / staining but not very much. Blade firm in hilt. The hilt itself is good, but the ivory grip sections have age and repairs, plus 3 of the 4 original rosettes and the knot ring are missing. The brass scabbard is good but with some dings, probably from being worn in the saddle. The sword sheathes and draws well except for the last 1mm.

A lovely sword and scarce. This is a good price: £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AD76 (0587). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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