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Victorian Welch Regt of Foot General Staff Officer's Mameluke, sold

In very good condition, a rare Victorian 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot General Staff Officer's Mameluke, by Hawkes and Co.

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With the Prince of Wales feathers to the blade and hilt's cartouche, we know this is a 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot Mameluke because of the absence of rosettes to the grip (see photo of Major-General William Allan). This mameluke was owned most likely by a Colonel, the lowest rank of staff officer, because of the steel scabbard denoting field use as much as seniority. Etched to Hawkes & Co, 14 Piccadilly, London, this all dating the sword from 1853 to 1881.

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The 32 1/2 inch period sharpened blade in very good condition, some scuffing, a few tiny spots of patina, serial number 5935, firm in the hilt. The hilt in very good shape, as are the ivory grip scales. Original gold and crimson sword knot in good condition for age. The steel scabbard in good order but some minor dents, scrapes and blemishes. The all weather carry bag is good for age. The sword sheathes and draws well.

You are unlikely to find another any time soon. A great price, just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference number AF18 (1074). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.

Please note: the absence of grip rosettes (a defining feature of mamelukes of the 41st Regiment of Foot) and the sharpened blade means this is not a similar Lord Lieutenant's mameluke.

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