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Victorian British Light Cavalry Officer's Presentation Mameluke, SOLD

In very good condition, a Victorian British Light Cavalry Officer's Presentation Mameluke to Captain Calvert.

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After extensive research, the only light cavalry Captain Calvert in the late 1870's / early 1880's when this blade was almost certainly to have been made, was Hedley Hunt Calvert of the Royal Gloucestershire Hussars (born 25/May/1859 in Victoria, Australia, died 12/February/1937). He had quite some history and even wrote a book on the effects of gas warfare in WW1, which he served (then with the 7th Dragoon Guards) at HQ and survived. A photo of him as a colonel can be found here.

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The 31 inch period sharpened well etched blade is firm in the hilt, no maker's name visible. The hilt is aged but good. The ivory grip is in aged condition with some cracking but is good and sound. The field service scabbard is in good shape but with some dings; it would appear Captain Calvert wore this sword in field conditions. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A great buy with research potential; just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference V63 (1008). Further / full sized images available upon request.

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