Caucasus mountains shashka

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Most folks are familiar with Russian / Cossack military shaskha. Here is an excellent replica of a traditional shaska that reaches back to the weapon's origins in the 18th century Caucasus Mountains. The earliest datable Caucasian civilian shashka is from 1713 - the Russian government military production dates from 1834. The bulbous wood grip unites one's hand to the sword, and the leather lanyard gives extra security while on horseback. Comes with a very thick and sturdy leather-wrapped wood-core scabbard with stainless steel fittings. Note that unlike most cavalry sabers which are worn suspended blade downwards, the shashka was worn fast-draw katana style, with the blade edge upwards.

length: 36 5/8"
blade: 30"
blade width: 1 1/4" at guard
blade width: 1" at 2" from tip
hilt: 6 1/2"
bolster: 2 5/8"
wood: 4 1/4"
balance point: 4 5/8"
weight (sword): 2 lb 0.0 oz
Weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 11.5 oz

Price: $310

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