In VGC, the Victorian Mameluke of General Sir Charles John Burnett KCB KCVO
Serial number 32952 to the spine. The Wilkinson Sword sales ledger confirms it was sold to Burnett (as stated to us by the vendor) through their agent, Flights, on the 1st January 1895, when Burnett was promoted to Major General rank. Plenty about this important officer online; his wikipedia page is here.
Yes, one of the ivory grip scales has a loss; we can provide a resin ivory repair kit for £10 if of interest, but we do not guarantee the result (the colour may not be a perfect match for example).
Ivory law exemption certificate number BK44R9R6 allows this part ivory item to be sold legally.
The 31 1/2 inch extremely well etched blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt itself is very good, one of the ivory grip “scales” (sides) has a piece missing but is otherwise very good. The polished steel scabbard is very good but has age; a good hard clean with a quality metal finishing polish such as Simichrome would probably make it look near new. The sabre sheathes and draws well.
Gorgeous mameluke, full provenance, very important general. Unbelievably low price, £1500. Please quote item reference AH48. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1806-100x15x14 (1.834)