The General Officer's Sword has a finely etched and distinctively curved single-edged blade which is double-edged for the last 12 inches of its length. This is a Mameluke sword with a crossed hilt made of ivory, featuring gold plated ornamental mounts. The brass guard of the sword is also gilded.
The steel scabbard is nickel-plated with two loose rings on cruciform bands and a square shoe. The scabbard is thoroughly designed with a plated chape.
These swords were mostly carried as dress or levÃ©e swords by officers of most light cavalry and hussar, and some heavy cavalry regiments in the British Army at various points during the 19th century.
- Blade length: 800 mm
- Blade width at hilt: 25 mm
NATO STOCK NO :
General Officers' Sword : 8465-99-136-7276