In good condition, a Victorian British Army General’s Mameluke and Scabbard
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Brass scabbard for more senior general staff officers. Etched to “Simmons Cockspur St London”, Simmons Bros (Brothers) of 14 Cockspur Street were tailors / outfitters (appear in Williams manufacturer’s 1864 directory).
This item, in compliance with the new ivory law, has been registered with the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) and given the UK Government license / permit reference 6WRGMJAB which allows us to legally sell it.
The 30 inch blade is very well etched and with minimal patina / pitting for its age, plus is firm in the hilt. The hilt in good condition, some gilt remaining. The ivory grip scales with some age discoloration and very small hairline cracks; nothing much to speak of and overall very good for its age. Brass scabbard with little age / tarnish / small dings is generally good. The sword sheathes and draws well.
A really nice example and a really fair price; was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference AG52. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1477-117x15x14 (1.872).