Antique Russian Sword Cossack Kindjal 19th Century
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Antique 19th century, Russian Cossack's short sword in the manner of a Caucasian Kindjal. DETAILS: A fullered single edged straight blade decorated in Damascus pattern deeply struck with a Caucasian sword smiths mark. A hilt fitted with a pair of brass studded horn grip-scales retained by two domed iron rivets. A leather covered wooden scabbard with large mounts engraved in floral motives. The face of the locket and chape are made of low grade eastern silver and the backs are metal.
MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 75.5cm (29 ¾ in), overall length without the scabbard: 72.5 cm (28 ½ in), length of the blade: 58.5 cm (23 in).
REFERENCES: A very similar sword is published in the book "Les Armes Cosaques et Caucasiennes" by Iaroslav Lebedynsky,Page 65.
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