Imperial Russian Navy Mod.1856 Seaman's Boarding Cutlass Sword. Marked ZLATOUST 1864 Палаш абордажный Россия (ID: rs617)
Imperial Russian Navy Mod.1856 Seaman's Boarding Cutlass Sword. Marked ZLATOUST 1864 Палаш абордажный Россия
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A very rare type of Imperial Russian sword, this model 1854 Naval cutlass is in fine original condition. The grip is painted black as was standard at the time to prevent rusting. The blade is maker marked at the base, see Kulinsky “Russian Cold Weapons” 2003 for several similar examples. At the base of the blade the remains of a leather washer can be seen. Very good solid example of this rare sword. Marked ZLATOUST 1864.
Blade slightly curved, single edged. The last third of the blade is double edged and widens to the tip. Handle has a simmetrical steel cup guard. From the back side of thre blade cross guard has a steel hook-like coulion. No scabbard.
Палаш абордажный обр. 1856 г., Российская Империя