Soviet general pattern Sword 1940
Product Name: Soviet general pattern Sword 1940
- a slightly curved, steel chrome-plated fullered blade
- hilt of orange plastic grip mounted in chrome-plated brass
- engraved with letters 'SSSR' in Cyrillic
- raised Soviet star framed by laurel wreath
- chrome-plated metal scabbard, with attached support rings
- length of blade: 81cm (31 3/4in)
Based upon an Imperial Russian MODEL 1881 Dragoon Officer's Saber awarded for bravery, DATED 1905,this Russian Officer's Cavalry Shashka, 1940 pattern features, a slightly curved, steel chrome-plated fullered blade, handle with orange plastic grip mounted in chrome-plated brass, engraved with letters 'SSSR' in Cyrillic and raised Soviet star framed by laurel wreath, chrome-plated metal scabbard, support rings attached, with a length of blade: 81cm (31 3/4in).
Napoleonic Wars, World War I. Produced c. 1800 - present
For similar examples see: Zdobnov I.P., Kholodnoe oruzhie Krasnoi Armii, 1918-1940, Kiev, 2005, page 138 and Kulinskii A.N., Russkoe kholodnoe oruzhie 18-20 vekov, St. Petersburg, 2001, vol.2, illustration 1.
AN IMPERIAL RUSSIAN MODEL 1881 DRAGOON OFFICER'S SABER AWARDED FOR BRAVERY, DATED 1905. Slightly curved 79.4 cm (31 1/4 in.) blade with shallow central fuller and two deeper fullers below the spine. Engraved above the hilt with the Imperial eagle and, on the reverse, the crown and cipher of Tsar Nicolas II. Spine engraved "Zlataoust 1905." Ricasso stamped with an "A" and a crowned "A." Brass hilt of standard pattern molded with panels of florals and the Tsar's cipher, the knucklebow inscribed on either side "For Bravery." Top of pommel set with red enamel and copper badge of the Order of St. Anne. Brass-mounted and black leather-covered scabbard. Condition: Blade showing sharp markings and engraving, some scattered pitting and some light scratches. Hilt with slight traces of gilt finish. St. Anne badge with some losses to enamel border. Scabbard with light scuffing.