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George V British Army General Staff Officer's Mameluke, sold

In good condition, a Robert Mole (Birmingham) made (for Ranken, Calcutta) George V British Army General Staff Officer's Mameluke.

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Sold Item Notice

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.

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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 quality sword.

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 upon request.

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