General Officer Mameluke Sword

The General Officer sword pattern for the Australian Army 

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Mameluke swords are a cross-hilted, curved, scimitar-like sword historically used by Mamluk warriors from whom the sword derives its name. 

Mameluke swords were carried as dress 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, starting in the period after Waterloo. 

This sword is carried by officers of Major General rank and above. The current regulation sword for generals is the British General Officers Dress Sword pattern of 1831, it is a Mameluke style sword, and is carried on ceremonial occasions.

Ceremonial Sword crafted in accordance with the British MOD specifications UK/SC/6206 Issue 1 as well as Australian specifications.

   

Blade: A forged stainless steel  blade hammered to the correct curvature. It is hardened to ca. 48-52° HRC Rockwell, then well-tempered and hand polished. Both sides are etched with the official General Officer Scimitar Sword pattern. Dimension of the blade is ca 800 mm x 25.5 x 6 mm.

Guard: Cast brass, hand-polished, nickel-plated and 24 carat goldplated.

Grip: Ivory-coloured handles fixed with Tudor-flower design screws. Hole for sword knot.

Scabbard:  Nickel-plated and hand-polished steel tube,with 2 attachment rings.

Included Accessories: Protective cloth bag.

 

About WKC
Since 1883, Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Co (WKC) has been manufacturing military swords and cutlery in Solingen, Germany, a city famous since the Middle Ages for its metalworking and craftsmanship in sword making. Today, as the oldest and largest sword manufacturer in Germany, this family owned business is the leading supplier to military schools and services worldwide for ceremonial swords. WKC continue the tradition of handcrafted swords, daggers and uniform accessories according to the specialised skill of artisans using their unique knowledge as passed on from generation to generation – a guarantee of unmatched quality. The attention given by WKC’s uniquely skilled craftsmen ensure that each sword and scabbard is produced according to their rigorous quality standards. Upon the closure of the Wilkinson Sword factory WKC was awarded much of their manufacturing equipment, including their blade roll-forge and various lots of tools and parts for ADF swords amongst several others.
Since 1999 we been a proud partner representing in Australia the world's leading manufacturer of ceremonial swords - WKC. As their sole Australian agent we are able to supply their superior quality military swords and uniform accessories.

WKC is certified according to DIN EN ISO 9001:2000

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