1841M Russian Cavalry Trooper's Sabre / Shaska,
Zlatoust 1877, for sale
In good to very good condition, a rare 1841 Model Russian Cavalry
Trooper's Sabre / Shaska, made by Zlatoust in 1877.
Very rare to the market. This 1841M was made in 1877 and is cavalry,
not the shorter mounted artillery trooper length. The scabbard without
bayonet fittings may mean this sword was once held by a Russian
Dragoon. Correct Zlatoust marks (guaranteed authentic) with regimental
markings to hilt.
The 87cm blade is very sharp (period sharpened) and in very good
condition, albeit perhaps more recently overly cleaned, plus firm
in the hilt. The blade may (repeat "may") have been period
repaired at some stage (there is a slight band of discoloration
which might be staining or a reforging line), but this prospect
only adds to the history and appeal. The brass hilt has all over
tarnish but is in very good condition. Original leather grip and
twisted grip wire bindings in generally very good though worn /
aged condition. The leather of the scabbard is in good shape though
faded (you can "improve" it with boot polish if desired),
the brass / metal fittings with tarnish are good. The sword sheathes
and draws well.
A very impressive sword from when they were still carried as intended
primary weapons. Find another at any price! Yours for £1650.
Please quote item reference number W64. Further / full sized pictures
available upon request. Box 1230-121x19x16 (2.565).