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Massive 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Black Sea Cossack's Kindjal Dagger

Massive 19th C. Caucasian Georgian Black Sea Cossack's Kindjal Dagger

( ID: rd1056 )

A very large and well made 19th C. Caucasian Black Sea cossack's kindjal. Of distinct form these have been attributed to the eastern Black Sea and to the Gurian people in Georgia where they would be carried with the distinct yataghan formerly in our collection and now sold. This example is mounted with a horn grip, mounted with nielloed silver mounts. The scabbard is original and has a silver and niello mount and the traditional large iron chape framing the bottom of the scabbard.   ...

Price:$2,300
Very Fine 19th C. Imperial Russian Alexander III "For Bravery" Shashka Sword with Badge of St. Anne

Very Fine 19th C. Imperial Russian Alexander III "For Bravery" Shashka Sword with Badge of St. Anne

( ID: rs1054 )

A fine example of a rare Russian shashka sword dating to the period of Alexander III, 1881-1894, completely original and in untouched condition. This example is mounted with the badge of St. Anne awarded for bravery and marked in Cyrllic on both sides of the crossguard. The black grip is in fine condition with a small hairline fissure but is completely sound and tight. The blade is a rare example made by a non-Zlatoust Russian maker from the famous Russian iron working city of Pavlovo.  The town of Pavlovo on the Oka River, founded in the sixteenth century, is an ancient centre of meta...

Price:$7,500
Fine 19th C. Georgian Caucasian Imperial Russian Miquelet Blunderbuss with fine  khattam work

Fine 19th C. Georgian Caucasian Imperial Russian Miquelet Blunderbuss with fine khattam work

( ID: rf937 )

A Caucasian blunderbuss, made at Tbilisi c. 1840. Select hardwood stock with active grain with characteristic separately-applied forearm, inlaid overall with notched mother of pearl rhombuses and fine khattam-work rosettes, composed of green-stained ivory, horn and brass in geometrical patterns, as well as brass studs. The fine, Caucasian lock inlaid overall with scrolling motifs in gold showing minor wear, the barrel with typical expanded muzzle forged of damascus steel and deeply chiseled cartouches containing hunting lions, birds and flowers, the backgroun...

Price:$6,500