Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Originally Posted by ham
Earlier shashka and saber blades were often 27-30" long, particularly the Circassian. After the Murid Wars blades grew longer, this was due probably to Russian influence. This notion follows, considering most Kubachi sabers of this type were made for Russian officers. Looking at the photo you posted, the grip also looks an inch or so longer than average. The scale would therefore have been correct for a longer blade.
You know, I looked at it again and think the handle is indeed a bit too big.
You may be absolutely right.