Mameluke Sabre Sword
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Mameluke Sabre Sword

Mameluke Sabre Sword

  • 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
  • The exquisite blade would have been carried by officers of the British Army
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Item No. 29-4589
$39,500
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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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Period: 19th Century
Origin:England
Type:Arms and Armor
Depth:1.0 Inches
Length:36 Inches
Width:5.0 Inches
Height:36.0 Inches
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