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19th / 20th Century Arab Slave Trader's Shamshir, for sale

In overall good condition, a 19th / 20th Century Arab Slave Trader's Shamshir, the former property of The Admiral of The Fleet, Lord Roger John Brownlow Keyes, First Baron Keyes GCB. KCVD. CMG. DSO. Lord Keyes of Zebrugge and Dover.

19th / 20th Century Arab Slave Trader's Shamshir

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This sword was taken as a trophy by Lieutenant Roger John Brownlow Keyes when he served in a corvette operating from Zanzibar on slavery suppression missions. It is not a quality piece, but a real and evocative one. And yes, we have firm written provenance attesting to it being the property of Lord Keyes.







The 30 inch blade has some nicks but is in overall good condition and firm in the hilt. The hilt / grip with lots of wear and some damage. The wood and metal fittings scabbard is aged and worn. The sword sheathes and draws well.

A great piece, a slave trader's sword and one taken / owned by the British Admiral of the Fleet! You will never find another at any price, so grab it quick; £600. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0679-1m (1.654).


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