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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.

Georgian (William IV) British Army General's Mameluke, Tatham

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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).

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