Antique Russian Sword Dagger Kindjal, 19th century
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Antique 19th century Imperial Russian Cossack's / Caucasian sword Kindjal. DETAILS: A double-edged steel blade tapering to a sharp point, cut with slender fullers decorated with a panel inlaid in gold koftgari, most likely the sword smith mark, fitted with a pair of horn grip-scales, and with beautifully hand chased in low relief solid Silver mounts in nielloed patterns of foliage. A leather covered wooden scabbard with large silver mounts chased in low relief with niello floral panels decorated en suite with Kindjal mounts. The Silver locket, chape, and the hilt mount, are signed. The Cyrillic hallmarks are fully hallmarked with the Imperial Russian assay office mark "84" zolotnics, and the silversmith mark with Cyrillic initials "NA".
CONDITION: The blade is with wear and pitting.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 56.5 cm (22 1/4 in), the length without the scabbard: 53.3 cm (21 in), length of the blade: 47, 6 cm (18 3/4 in).
REFERENCES: 1) "Weapons of the Caucasian nations" By E.Astvacaturyan.
2) "Caucasian Arms from the State Hermitage Museum St.Petersburg" by Yurij A.Miller.
3) "Edged Weapons in the collection of the Russian Museum of Ethnography".
4) "Les Armes Cosaques et Caucasiennes" by Laroslav Lebedynsky.
5) "Chechen Arms" by Isa Askhabow.
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- Militaria & Weapons
- 19th entury
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