In very good condition, a scarce World War 2 era / George VI British General’s Mameluke and Scabbard
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The steel (not brass) scabbard shows this is a field officers version for a Brigadier or Major-General. On the ricasso’s spine is engraved “M A”, which is presumed to be the officer’s initials, so research may uncover who they were. This mameluke is in near parade / officer dress condition and we believe could be made to be more so with some time, effort and a good metal finishing polish such as Simichrome. No maker’s or retailer’s marks but exceptional quality.
The 30 inch blade is in very good condition, some scuffing but not much, and is firm in the hilt. The brass hilt in good condition. The ivory grip scales with age cracks as happens. The polished steel scabbard is very good, some speckling which may well be possible to remove / improve. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Superb quality sword in well above average condition and perhaps some research potential. Find another in this condition for under one thousand GBP! Just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG23. Box 1385-101x19x16 (2.027).