George V British Army General Staff Officer's
In good condition, a Robert Mole (Birmingham) made (for Ranken,
Calcutta) George V British Army General Staff Officer's Mameluke.
Etched to Ranken & Co Calcutta at the ricasso, this fine grey
etched general staff officer's mameluke was made for Ranken by Mole
of Birmingham. Interestingly, the cypher is GRV, the standard British
cypher, not GRI the normal for India staff.
The 32 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the
hilt. The gilt brass hilt has age (tarnish) and a little damage
to one of the crossed sabre with baton badges, but is otherwise
good. The ivory grip scales are very good but a little loose. The
plated steel scabbard has lost some plating and acquired some rust
but is good / sound overall. The original word know is aged and
worn with plenty of fraying but sound. The sword sheathes and draws
well. The scabbard could be cleaned and replated to produce a stunning
A quality item with bags of potential for not many bags of money.
A snip at just £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item
reference number W19 (1142). Further / full sized pictures available