Victorian Mameluke of General Sir George
Balfour, for sale
In very good condition, the Victorian Mameluke of General Sir
Harman & Co were prestigious army outfitters in Calcutta who
retailed swords made by Mole & Co of Birmingham, England. Complete
with shipping label addressed to "General Balfour". General
Sir George Balfour KCB was a senior army officer, British politician
and environmental campaigner!
The 30 7/8 inch blade is in very good condition but with a couple
of patina patches, plus some wear. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt
in good order, some blue tarnish evident. The ivory grip sections
are both good. The brass scabbard in good condition but for a couple
of minor dings and some tarnish type small surface corrosion spots.
The mameluke sheathes and draws well.
A very good mameluke in well above average condition and the former
property of a very interesting general turned politician. Well worth
£1250. Please quote item reference number AF66. Further /
full sized pictures available upon request. Box 1167-101x19x16 (2.280).