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Mameluke hilted sword
Mameluke hilted sword, which belonged to Admiral Sir Charles Howe Fremantle (1800-1869). The 'mameluke' hilt of the sword consists of straight gilt quillons ending in Royal crowns and straight gilt langets, which are embossed with a foul anchor motif which is surrounded by a wreath. The polished white ivory grip has a hole to accommodate a sword knot, which is attached. The slightly curved steel blade is flat-backed, and double-edged for 230 mm from the point. In 1842 permission was given for Flag Officers to wear at their discretion, instead of the usual pattern, a sword with a 'mameluke' hilt in imitation of the General Officers of the Army. This style of sword was not universally popular and its use was abandoned in 1856. However, some Officers did wear this type of sword after 1856.
E. & E. Emanuel
- Image reference: E1077
- National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London