– Pattern 1837 General Officer’s Victorian Mameluke Sword and Scabbard –
The Pattern 1831 sabre for General Officers is a British army pattern sword prescribed for the use of officers of the rank of major-general and above. It has been in continuous use from 1831 to the present. It is an example of a type of sword described as a mameluke sabre.
This particular Mameluke Sword features a blade engraved with the makers name “Carter and Co Pall Mall London” and the Queen Victoria’s Crown and royal cypher VR. The blade also features floral engravings. The hand guard has ornate brass fittings which encase the the top part of the blade. The scabbard has small brass fittings for attaching to the belt.
– Condition –
The sword and scabbard are in excellent condition. The ornate engravings on the blade are well preserved and the blade itself shows very minimal wear. The brass handguard is immaculate. The knot is in very good condition with all its stitching intact. The handle is in pristine condition. The scabbard is in excellent condition with only slight marks or wear. Please see the photos as they form part of our condition report.