Bailey, Banks and Biddle USMC Mameluke, 1 known

Bailey, Banks and Biddle USMC Mameluke, 1 known

Item #: SG464

Only Mameluke known by Bailey

Year made: not dated
Made in: Philadelphia, Pa
Maker: Bailey, banks & Biddle
Model: M1872
Size: 30in. blade
Grade: VG-Exc

 USA/Canada - $24 per Item
 Europe - $48 per Item
 APAC - $48 per Item
 S,Cent America - $48 per Item


Price: $1,100 USD

Bailey (Bailey, Banks and Biddle) Philadelphia was not known to produce Marine Officer Swords. This is the first example known of a Mameluke by Bailey. Most contracts and orders went to Horstmann and some to Bush and a  very few to Ames. These 1872 Model swords have ivory grips with circular fasteners with raised stars. The blade is 7/8 th of an inch wide with a single, wide fuller running 19 inches. At that point it terminates and begins two narrow fullers to within 3.5 inches from the tip. The blade is etched with Bailey, Banks and Biddle under the langet and both sides etched with  a Federal shield with Eagle, Globe and Anchor, U.S. Marines with in a pennant. The reverse is also etched with the owner's name: Lynn E. Perry. The scabbard is nickel plated steel with brass bands decorated with a leaf pattern and a shoe drag having extra ordinary length with a floral decoration.