Mid Victorian British Light Cavalry Officer's
Mameluke For Sale
In good condition, a rare mid-Victorian British light cavalry
officer's mameluke sabre / sword.
The plain diamond cross guard shows this to be a rare cavalry,
not infantry mameluke. Most likely a dress sword (officer service
swords tended to be the 1821 pattern three bar hilt), but one fit
for active service if need be.
The 32 1/4 inch pipe back blade with tablet style VR etching is
firm in the hilt. The hilt with light rust (now stable) / patina.
The ivory grip showing age cracks as to be expected, but in good
condition. The grip retaining studs are pretty plain, but original,
and suggest the sword was worn with a view to being used if necessary.
The steel scabbard has rust (now stable) / patina and dings, but
is sound. The sabre sheathes and draws very well.
A really good buy at only £? (too late, now sold) . Please
quote item reference N73 (1335). Further / full sized pictures available