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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