Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: adelaide south australia
Non Regulation British Pattern 1831 Mameluke
Hi Guys, looking for some help with this sword.
Date: Probably Post 1898
Overall Length: Overall Length 40 1/2” 120.9 cm Sword Only 38” 96.4 cm
Blade length: 33” 83.9 cm
Blade widest point: 1 1/8” 2.8 cm
Hilt widest point: 4 ½” 11.4 cm
Inside grip length: 3 ½” 8.8 cm
Marks, etc: Both scabbard mounts have what looks like hall marks, and the German retailer Putsch Sohn are on the blade under the cross guard.
This sword appears to be a variation on the Pattern 1831- Mameluke General & Staff Officer Sword. It has non regulation white metal/silver mounts with silver fittings, parade polished scabbard with unusual silver suspension rings and bands bearing hall marks. Plain double fullered highly polished blade. Plain studs instead of decorative rosettes to the Ivory hilt, in good condition with minor chip. Two small holes are between the studs on one side indicating that something may have been attached to the grip at some stage.
Under the cross guard at the top of the blade on one side is what appears to be the number 4700 and on the other what appears to be Putsch Sohn. C Putsch Sohn was a retailer in Solingen around 1830-1870.
I am of the view that the marks on the scabbard probably relate to the sword manufacturer, but I have been unable to identify them. This one has us scratching our heads, hence I am posting it here hoping that someone may have seen one like this before or have some idea what either the marks of odd assortment of letters signify.
Cheers Cathey and Rex