Circa 1825 British Cavalry Officer's Mameluke
Sabre / Sword
Georgian British Cavalry Officer's Mameluke Sabre possibly an
export item (no Royal Cypher).
Exceptionally fine British made cavalry officer's mameluke sabre
with stunning pipe-back edge and clipped point, circa 1825, very
well etched but without a royal cypher. I am sure this is British
made given the foliate etching, pipeback and clipped point are so
typical of the Georgian era, but there is neither a maker's name
nor a royal cypher. It is likely therefore this sabre was made for
a British cavalry officer towards the end of a monarch's (perhaps
William IV's) reign, or for a foreign army's officer, or as a private
commission. Perhaps the lack of a Royal Cypher explains the lack
of a maker's name, as they may not wanted to have put their name
In any event, this sabre was made for field use, given the plain
horn grip, steel scabbard and blade. An exceptionally light sabre
making it ideal for a hussar; the 32 inch blade's double edged point
clearly sharpened for field use. The absolutely typical British
foliate etching is the best preserved I have seen; a truly lovely
sword to hold.
The scabbard is a little rusted in places, the horn grips a little
loose, but overall a very good example of a fine fighting mameluke.
Further pictures available upon request.