London, South Kensington
18 June 2009
A LIGHT CAVALRY OFFICER'S NON-REGULATION MAMELUKE SABRE; AND A NAVAL OFFICER'S REGULATION SWORD
THE FIRST 19TH CENTURY
THE SECOND 20TH CENTURY
The first modelled on a Persian shamshir, with plain blade, plain iron hilt and horn grip-scales, in its iron scabbard; the second with etched R.N.R blade retaining most of its original polish, in its scabbard
32½in (82.6cm) and 31½in (80cm) blades (2)
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