Marine Officer/Mameluke Sword Buying Guide
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.