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Hanwei 1881 Russian Shashka Saber - SH2481

Hanwei 1881 Russian Shashka Saber

Please note: Demonstrations in these videos may represent torture tests under ideal conditions and do not imply a sword will handle this type of activity consistently. Swords should only be used to cut approved materials, and proper training should be sought before partaking in this dangerous activity.
Overall Length: 36 7/8'' Blade: 31 1/8''
Retail Price:$525.00

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Blade:5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight:1 lb 14.1 oz
Edge: Sharp
P.O.B.:6 1/4''
Thickness:6.2 mm - 2.9 mm
Width:32 mm
Grip Length:3 1/2''

The Hanwei 1881 Russian Shashka(or Shasqua) sword has a sharpened blade of tempered 5160 high carbon steel. The blade features the Russian Imperial Double-Headed Eagle on one side and its reverse has the monogram emblem of Tsar Nicholas II.

The hilt bolster and pommel are of brass and the grip is imitation horn. A leather tab is fitted at the base of the blade to protect the bolster from becoming scratched and scuffed from contact with the scabbard. A leather sword knot is knotted to the pommel to ensure that the sword remains around the wrist of the wielder should he temporarily lose it.

The scabbard is wood with a flat black lacquered finish. Its fittings and hanging ring are of brass.

The Shashka saber dates back to cavalry sabers used in the Caucasus as far back as the 12th century. It was popularized in Russia by the famous Cossack cavalrymen, who used this apt saber to execute swift slashes and cuts from atop their stampeding horses. An eminently suitable blade for quick cavalryman scouting and raiding across the vast Russian plains and hinterlands.

This specific type of Shashka was used by Cossacks and light cavalrymen in the service of the Russian Tsar - both it and its close descendants would feature prominently in the Crimean War, WWI and WWII. The Shaska is typically worn edge-side up, like a katana.

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