In aged condition, a WW1 GRI era British Infantry General’s Mameluke Sword
I have a synthetic ivory repair kit if wanted (with this mameluke) for £10 (no guarantees on colour match). GRI means Georgius Rex Imperator (India service).
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 5V1CF1H1 which allows us to legally sell it.
But it for the scarce antique that it is, or as a renovation project.
The well etched sharpened 32 3/4 inch blade is in fair to good condition, with most etching areas / quality still good. Blade firm in the hilt / grip. The twin ivory scales grip has damage and staining but is otherwise sound. The steel field service (not dress) scabbard is sound but has a lot of black patina. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Come on, a WW1 era British General’s Mameluke with good blade and potential for just £500 is a bargain. Please quote item reference ZZ27. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 1679-102x15x14 (1.187).