Antique 19th century Russian Cossack Sword Shashka
This type of Shashka was the favourite sword of the Kuban and Don Cossacks and was also very popular among people of the Caucasus. On the base of this sword was designed the Government Issue 1904 Pattern trooper's KUBAN COSSACK Shashka and mass produced by the Zlatoust Arms Factory, except that this is an older 19th century version of the Kuban Cossack sword.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length: 86.7 cm (34 1/8 inches).
REFERENCES: A.N Kulinsky "Russian Edged Weapons, 18 - 20th century".