A terrific and unique British Napoleonic c.1800’s East India Company Mameluke Sword
This is a completely unique and large blue and gilt mameluke sword of presentation quality. The hilt comprises an ebony grip with gilt brass mounts, including rams-head and lions-head quillons. The blade has extensive decoration including the arms of the East India Company, featuring a highly unusual depiction of a figure seated on a camel, royal crown, cypher, victory laurels and scrolling foliage. Is maker marked to “Woolley, Deakin and Co., Sword Manufacturers to the Honorable East India Company”. The iron scabbard is covered in silver plating and with gilt brass mounts. Combined with the scabbard, this is a very heavy sword.
Condition of the Sword
With plenty of original blue and gilt remaining to the blade and some overall age wear. The scabbard has losses to the silver plating.
Specifications of the Sword
Blade length is 31 inches (36 inches overall).
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