Russian Schaschka, cossacks saber with Bajonett, artificially aged, overall length 93,5 cm
This saber, called a shashka (Circassian = long knife), has its origins in the 19th century. At that time, the saber was adopted by the Russian military to become the legendary weapon of the famous Cossacks.
The most distinctive feature of this saber was its handle, which had no hand guard. The hilt was unmistakably equipped with a downward curved pommel. This weapon was used mainly by the horse cavalry and could be used very effectively.
This beautiful specimen is a replica of an original Soviet Cossack saber, model 1927 made around 1934 in the weapons factory of Slatoust, USSR. During the Second World War, this type NKVD - Shashka continued to be used in the ranks of the Red Army.
Details Russian Schaschka, cossacks saber with Bajonett, artificially aged, overall length 93,5 cm:
- Material: blade made of spring steel EN45 (carbon steel, not stainless), parry and bolster made of brass with antique finish, handle piece made of wood
- Total length: approx. 93.5 cm
- Blade length: about 81.5 cm
- Blade thickness: about 5 mm (cutting edge about 1 mm)
- Handle length: about 2 cm (handle section about 6 cm)
- Max. Blade width: about 2.9 cm
- Center of gravity: about 22.5 cm in front of the parry
- Incl. wooden scabbard with cover of genuine leather and brass fittings with antique finish
- Incl. bayonet made of steel
- Weight (only saber): about 0.82 kg
- Weight with scabbard: about 1.32 kg
- Weight with scabbard and bayonet: about 1.72 kg
Scope of delivery: 1 x saber incl. scabbard