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    £ 875

    1831 Pattern Victorian British Army Officers Mameluke Sword By Ranken Swords

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    ~ 1831 Pattern Victorian British Army Officers Mameluke Sword By Ranken ~


    A very well maintained example with a heavily greased blade.

    Its grips are made of ivory with gilt metal rosettes. It comes with its original knot but this is incomplete.

    The gilded cross guard is decorated with a laurel crown on one side and the British coat of arms on the other.

    The blade is etched on one side with the crowned George V cypher, leaves and coat of arms and on the other. On the left side of the ricasso the maker’s name ‘Ranken & Co., Calcutta’ is etched and on the other can be seen the proof mark star.

    The sword is complete with its original brass scabbard with both suspension rings.

    ~ Dimensions ~

    The blade length is 33.5 inches (85 cm) and the overall length of the sword is 38.5 inches (98 cm). The sword and scabbard length is 39 inches (99 cm).

    It weighs 1.3 Kg.

    ~ Condition ~

    The sword is good used condition. The etchings are clear.

    One of the grips has a minor crack each, a common defect on these swords.

    All its brass components are fine except for a small bend on one of the guard’s tangs that goes into the grip.

    The scabbard has a number of dents and is bent. Please refer to the pictures.

    ~ Postage ~

    UK postage is £18 or it can be collected from our shop in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

    ~ History ~

    A Mameluke sword is a cross-hilted, curved, scimitar-like sword historically derived from sabres used by Mamluk warriors of Mamluk Egypt from whom the sword derives its name. It is related to the shamshir, which had its origins in Persia from where the style migrated to India, Egypt and North Africa and the Turkish kilij. It was adopted in the 19th century by several Western militaries, including the French Army, British Army and the United States Marine Corps. Although some genuine Ottoman sabres were used by Westerners, most "mameluke sabres" were manufactured in Europe or America; their hilts were very similar in form to the Ottoman prototype, but their blades tended to be longer, narrower and less curved than those of the true kilij, while being wider and also less curved than the Persian shamshir. In short, the hilt retained its original shape and the blade tended to resemble the blade-form typical of contemporary Western military sabres. The Mameluke sword remains the ceremonial side arm for some units to this day.

    Mameluke swords were carried as dress or levée swords by officers of most light cavalry and hussar, and some heavy cavalry regiments in the British Army at various points during the 19th century, starting in the period after Waterloo. The current regulation sword for generals, the 1831 Pattern, is a Mameluke-style sword, as were various Army Band swords.
    £ 875
    Category:Blades
    Subcategory:Swords
    Condition:Used - Good condition for age
    Price:£ 875
    Sale type:Trade
    Make:1831 Pattern Victorian British Army Officers Mameluke Sword By Ranken
    Your reference:ASE00X32LP34SD
    Recommended Usage:Collection item
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    1831 Pattern Victorian British Army Officers Mameluke Sword By Ranken  Swords
    1831 Pattern Victorian British Army Officers Mameluke Sword By Ranken Swords
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