British Cavalry Officer’s Levee (Dress) Sword
A MID 19th CENTURY WARWICK YEOMANRY MAMELUKE SABRE BY C SMITH, 12 PICCADILLY, LONDON the curved single edged blade etched with flowers and leaf work decoration leading to the gilt brass hilt cast with acanthus leafs, the ivory grip complete with silver thread sword knot, original signed steel scabbard with brass gilt mounts 91cm overall.
From about 1800, the “mameluke” style sword was popular amongst cavalry officers as a dress sword. This practice continued into the early 20th century. Victorian and later examples are nearly identical to the pattern 1831 General Officer’s Sword.