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Mameluke Sabre Sword

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This is the type of sword carried by the British Army in the 19th century

Key Features

  • Forged of Damascus steel, this spectacular presentation sabre sword has a remarkable Mameluke hilt
  • The rich gilding of the delicately etched blade culminates in a hilt adorned with a lion's head
  • The scabbard also bears gilt mountings and embossed floral designs
  • Great Britain, circa 1820
  • 36" length

Item Details

  • Period:
    19th Century
  • Origin:
    England/Ireland
Forged of Damascus steel, this splendid Mameluke presentation sabre was proudly carried by officers of the British Army during the early 19th century. The curved blade is richly decorated with intricate Turkish and oriental motifs, including a fire-gilded lion's head on the hilt, while its gilt and embossed shagreen scabbard features two rings in order to hang from a belt. Mameluke swords take their name from Mamluk warriors of Ottoman Egypt. Today, modern Mameluke swords are worn by U.S. Marine officers, commemorating the Marines' service during the First Barbary War, 1801-1805. To find such an extraordinary weapon in such excellent condition is truly rare.

Great Britain, circa 1820

36" length

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