Very rare antique18th century (period of Empress Catherine II reign)1762 -1796 pattern Imperial Russian hussar sword DETAILS: A steel stirrup hilt of typical Russian hussar form with a solid knuckle bow with a pair of langets, long quillon with bud-shaped terminal, and a plain back-strap, retaining its original ribbed wooden grip covered with leather. Curved heavy and thick single edged blade cut with a shallow full-length fuller made from hand forged steel with slightly visible welded pattern. In its original leather-bound wooden scabbard mounted with a large shaped steel locket and chape with two suspension rings.
CONDITION: in good condition considering its age.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 96.5 cm (38 in), overall length without the scabbard: 95.3 cm (37 1/2 in), length of the blade: 82.7 cm (32 1/2 in).
1). Russian Edged Weapons by Alexander Kulinsky .2005. Page: 115.
2).Cold Weapons of the Kuban Cossacks by Boris Frolov. 2009. Page: 51.
Russian military swords from the second half of the 18th century are very rare compared to the 19th and 20th century Russian swords which are much more common.
We will provide the buyer with a copys of the pages from the mentioned references together with a certificate of authenticity.
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