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Marine Officer/Mameluke Sword Buying Guide

What Are Replica Swords? There are many Marine Officer "Replica" swords offered on the Internet for prices ranging from $50 or $100. If you have wondered what these replicas are like, we have put together a page which shows you what to expect when buying a "cheap" replica.

First and foremost, Marlow White sells WKC swords. Our goal has always been to offer the best value - the best combined quality and price. We examined many different manufacturers' swords to locate what we thought was the best value. This is where we share with you some of our reasons for choosing WKC.

The main section below compares the WKC sword with that from another leading manufacturer. Our general feeling is that the other sword is not a bad quality, but you will notice that the WKC sword has significantly better quality in the details. In addition, WKC is the only sword that has a current, up-to-date certification from the Marine Corps Systems Command.

Many Marines will remember the Wilkinson version of the Mameluke with its beautifully intricate castings for the fittings. When Wilkinson closed its sword division, Marlow White worked with WKC to purchase the Wilkinson tools and molds. WKC combined its detailed and deep etching capability and its wonderful sword craftsmanship with the Wilkinson fitting molds to produce what we know is the highest quality Mameluke on the market today.

Hilt & Acorn

Mameluke Etches

Components' Fit

Hilt Grip

Scabbard Details

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Marlow White's swords and sabers have ceremonial blades. As such, they are built to strict military regulations to be used in drills, ceremonies, and displays. These blades are of the highest quality but are not sharpened for use as a weapon.
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