A Russian Dragoon Officer's 1881/1909 Pattern Shaska

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Lot 71
A Russian Dragoon Officer's 1881/1909 Pattern Shaska
Reign Of Tsar Nicholas II (1894-1917), Circa 1910

Sold for £ 2,125 (US$ 2,833) inc. premium
A Russian Dragoon Officer's 1881/1909 Pattern Shaska
Reign Of Tsar Nicholas II (1894-1917), Circa 1910
With bright slightly curved fullered blade double-edged towards the point and cut with two narrow fullers for most of its length along the back on each side, the forte on one side etched with the crowned cypher of Nicholas II, and with the Imperial eagle between sprigs of foliage on the other, the back of the forte with etched Russian inscription for the Zlatoust Arms Factory, regulation brass hilt cast and chased with laurel decoration and comprising knuckle-guard extending to form a downcurved ring quillon, the pommel with cypher of Nicholas II in an oval on the back, ovoidal pommel-cap with a floret on top, and ribbed hard-rubber grip, in original wood-lined leather-covered scabbard (minor damage) with brass locket, chape and slender suspension mount, the last with suspension ring
79 cm. blade

Footnotes

  • See A.N. Kulinsky, Russian Edged Weapons, Polearms & Bayonets 18-20th C., Vol. I, 2001, pp. 155-156, no. 58
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