Antique Russian Sword, Napoleonic War, 19th century

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An extremely rare pattern antique early 19th century Russian Napoleonic war period time Sword – Sabre with a brass hilt made in a characteristic style for an Imperial Russian Award Sword. DETAILS: A brass hilt cast from three separate elements: a grooved grip, an S-shaped crossguard with typical early 19th century Russian shaped langets, a backpiece with a ring for the tassel on the pommel. A curved single edged steel blade with a fuller showing a visible forging pattern.
MEASUREMENTS: The overall length is 86.5 cm (34 in).
CONDITION: The gold gilding on the hilt is worn out, the blade is with minor wear, since the hilt is made of several elements over the years the elements have loosened and to fix this someone soldered with tin the backpiece to the crossguard. The sword is in good condition considering its age with minor wear except that the gilding on the brass hilt is completely worn out.
REFERENCES: A Russian Award sword from 1814 with similar langets and shape of pommel also finished in an iron top is published in the book "Russian Awards Weapon" by V. Durov page 56 and also in "Russian Awards 18th- beginning 20th centuries" by V. Durov page 99.


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Item Details

Reference #:
E331
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
Department
Antiques
Year
19th Century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
good
Material