In very good condition, a Victorian British Army General’s Mameluke by Wilkinson Sword
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Guaranteed authentic, made by Wilkinson Sword (Trade Mark etching on blade hidden by langet but is there) in 1858 (finishing date was April 13th 1858), serial number 7463; the Wilkinson sales ledger does not name the buyer / officer, simply stating it is a “General’s Cimeter” (scimitar). If only we know the officer who once owned it! Dating from just after the Crimean War, the officer may well have served in it.
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 FKPCU8AC which allows us to legally sell it.
The 30 1/2 inch blade is well etched but has some fading / wear / patina patches, firm in the hilt. The hilt in good condition. The ivory grip scales are in very good condition for their age (minimum age hairline cracking), all four rosettes present, the grip firm. The brass scabbard is in good condition. The sword sheathes and draws well. The cord attached to the scabbard appears to be the remnants of the original sword knot, so we have left it attached.
An early to mid Victorian general’s mameluke by Wilkinson Sword in VGC for well under two grand? We must be mad! Just was £? (too late, now sold). Please quote item reference Z80. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1604-golf (2.105).