1827M Russian Cavalry Trooper's Sabre by
A rare Model 1827 Russian Cavalry Trooper's Sabre by Zlatoust,
dated 1833, a Crimean War Trophy.
Reportedly a British capture / pick up from the Battle of Balaclava
(charge of heavy and light brigades) on the 25th October 1854. This
1833 dated 1827M is a rare sword indeed in any event. And of course,
we guarantee it is 100% authentic.
The 34 1/4 inch blade is overall sound but has some deep rust
patches, thankfully not many, and some ominous period nicks to the
cutting edge. Blade firm in the hilt. The hilt overall good. The
original leather covered grip has lost some of its leather. The
heavy iron scabbard is painted (believed period) and with pitting
but sound. The sabre sheathes and draws well.
A very rare and evocative sword. An investment at £? (too
late, now sold). Please quote item reference Q34 (0350). Further
/ full sized photos available upon request.