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Old 7th October 2017, 02:18 PM   #1
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Default 1909 Russian Dragoon Officer Shahska. Not Bad.

Here is a Tsarist-era Dragoon Officer Shashka.

Zlatoust manufacture.

Interestingly has a Cyrillic 'G' carved on the grip by an early owner.

Very clean overall, not at all heavy in hand or scabbard.

I like taking clean photos in natural light. My one reservation in sharing pics as a reference, is that such pics may help fakers. On the other hand, they can serve as reference to buyers looking to buy wisely.
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Old 7th October 2017, 02:29 PM   #2
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A few more pics
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Old 7th October 2017, 02:33 PM   #3
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Beautiful example, Jon. Total length ?
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Old 7th October 2017, 02:35 PM   #4
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Thanks...I'll measure it once I get home. Oversight there..
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Old 7th October 2017, 03:11 PM   #5
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Blade: 77.5 cm (30.5 in.)
Overall length: 95 cm (37.5 in.)

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Old 14th October 2017, 02:44 AM   #7
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Blade is a bit short for a dragoon. It would be safer to just label it an army officer's shashka.
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Beautiful sword! Was the grip originally covered with leather or they were issued with plain wood like that?
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Thank you for comments. Yes, I think they were issued with uncovered grips.
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Old 14th October 2017, 10:44 AM   #10
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Might be horn and not wood?
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Old 14th October 2017, 11:50 AM   #11
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Grips are usually wood, or on occasion some sort of early bakelite.
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Yes the grip is correct I have seen original issue and or replacements also made out of wood when bake light would be broken or wood insert pieces in broken bake light handles , none of the Imperial Russian swords of this model had leather or wire wrapped handles I am aware of. Nice piece.
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