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).