Victorian British Light Cavalry Officer's
Mameluke Sabre, Sold
In overall very good condition, a rare Victorian British light
cavalry officer's mameluke.
One side of this Victorian British light cavalry officer's mameluke
is very good, the other side has a cracked and missing ivory section,
and a missing grip rosette. So, a great display piece if showing
one side (the other side is still very good, especially the blade),
or a perfect restoration job for a competent amateur / collector
(mold and cast a replacement rosette, repair the grip with ivory
The 30 3/4 inch blade is in very good condition, the fine grey
etching still very clear; etched to cutler "J B Johnstone,
Sackville St, London" to the ricasso. Blade firm in the hilt.
The hilt overall very good, the ivory grip sections in very good
order (very little age cracking) except for aforesaid missing piece
one side (same side as missing grip decoration rosette). Scabbard
with age and dings and kink and a small hole; the scabbard is of
light steel (light rust pitting throughout) with brass (now dark
patina tarnished) fittings. The sword sheathes and draws well.
Beautifully looking scarce sword in overall very good condition.
A veritable bargain for only £? (too late, now sold). Please
quote item reference number AB94 (0146). Further / full sized pictures
available upon request.