Great Scott Antiques
Web site: https://www.greatscottantiques.com/
A very good example of the 1881 pattern Russian Dragoon Cavalry Trooper's Shaska, complete in its original leather covered wooden scabbard.
Not one of the many aged fakes one so often encounters, this, the scarcest cavalry sword of WW1, comes in very good untouched condition.
Unit markings the brass D-Guard, which have over stamped the smaller rectangular marking, making it difficult to decypher. Ribbed hardwood grip in solid condition, with no damage or movement.
The blade with more inspection and manufacturing markings to either ricasso. Plain 34 inch blade with single fuller and clear sharpening line at the edge. Sword is very sharp, along its entire cutting edge, and for eight inches up the back edge. Blade generally clean, with areas of dark staining and old corrosion. Would benerfit from a light clean.
Housed in its leather covered wooden scabbard with brass mounts. It would appear some of these mounts have been removed.
All in all a very good example of this rare WW1 pattern.
Strictly over 18's only.