Antique 18th century Polish or Russian Hussar Sword
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Authentic antique 18th century European hussar sword. A plain iron stirrup hilt of typical eastern European hussar form with an almond shaped pommel, long langets, short quillon, and a knuckle bow stamped on the outer face with I R 84 and on the inner face of the guard 1 A R 10, most likely a regimental marking. The wooden grip is bound with brass roped wire. A broad slightly curved single edged blade cut with a broad full-length fuller engraved on the spine with the maker's marking. This model of saber was used by the Polish and Russian Cavalry at the end of the 18th century.
REFERENCES: A similar sword is Published in a Polish reference book Dzieje Szabli w Polsce -Swords in Poland by Wlodzimierz Kwasniewicz, page 107 with the description; Polish Cavalry saber end of the 18th century.
Also in the book Szabla Zolnierza Polskiego XIX I XX wiek by Aleksander Czerwinski ,Leslaw Dudex, page 47.
Another related sword is published in a Russian reference book "Russian Edged Weapons "-"Russkoe Kholodnoie Oruzhie" by Alexander Kulinsky, published in 2005, pages 155 and 157, figure 80, described as a Russian Cavalry saber 1788 Pattern.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length 99.5 cm (39 1/8 in), length of the blade: 85 cm (33 ½ in).
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