An Indian Army General Officer's makeluke sword
An Indian Army General Officer's makeluke sword c 1840-1850. The pipe back blade has been sharpened for field service and is double edged at the tip. The regulation hilt with brass mounts and two piece ivory grips. Contained in its brass scabbard with 3 hanging rings. All brass requires cleaning, the sword is offered in untouched condition.
Blade length 31¼" (79cms) Overall length 36¼" (92cms)
This sword is in the same condition, and was acquired from the same source as Nos 626 and 628 and almost certainly belonged to T.D. Carpenter (Madras Infantry) 29 August 1859 Major General of H.M. Indian Forces. See notes to swords 626 and 628