Georgian (William IV) British Army General's
Mameluke, Tatham, For Sale
In overall good condition, a rare Georgian / William IV British
Army General's Mameluke, Tatham. This item is now reserved under
our layaway program; hold expires 6th November 2019.
A really early (one of the first) British Army General's Mameluke
(pattern of 1831) etched to Tatham, Sword Cutler to the King (this
style dating to sword to 1834 or earlier).
The 29 1/4 inch blade is in good condition, the etching still very
clear, some patina rust spots but not too many, and firm in the
hilt. The hilt is overall good but the ivory grip scales have born
the test of time less well; they have stained and cracked as ivory
does as it gets older. The ivory grip has been glued / repaired;
it is almost all there (except for one chip), so could be better
restored maybe. The original sword knot is aged / faded and frayed
in places, but a huge bonus given the age. The brass scabbard denoting
general officer not just general staff is good but with some small
dings and discoloration. The mameluke sheathes and draws well.
Quite a rare event, to say the least, to get a Georgian army general's
mameluke, so £900 is truly a good buy indeed. Please quote
item reference AE60. Further / full sized images available upon
request. Box 0955-102x19x16 (1.808).