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Old 11th August 2009, 12:43 AM   #1
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Default Marking on cossack sabre

Can someone identify the initials / markings on the picture.
Apparently it is a kozak's sabre.
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Old 11th August 2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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Yustas, could we see a picture of the entire sword. It helps to have context.
The marking looks very much like a European cypher known as a ligature, three entwined initials often topped by a crown. This seems primarily 18th century affectation, and if on a Cossack sword may be a heirloom or award blade.

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