The shashka cavalry saber has roots in the 12th century Caucasus region of Europe. Long associated with the Cossacks, the Tsar Nicholas II Shashka Saber reproduces a standard military issue for the Russian cavalry of the day. Specifically, this cavalry sword replicates the Model 1991 Shaska, originally produced during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, whose cipher appears on the pommel. The sharp, 5160 high-carbon blade, again etched with the royal cipher, features the distinctive blade geometry of the saber. The strong distal taper provides a balance ideal for its slashing role. The unique hilt styling dispenses with the basket guard typical of other sabers and instead relies on a ribbed hardwood grip and a strongly hooked pommel, assisted by a strong leather lanyard, to provide handling security. This Shashka saber features a brass scabbard and hilt fittings.
- Hand-forged from 5160 high carbon steel
- Features brass scabbard and hilt fittings
- Based on 12th century Russian cavalry saber
- Nicholas II cipher appears on blade and pommel
- Has ribbed hardwood grip and hooked pommel
- Displays strong distal taper for balance
- A great, functional sword
- Overall Length: 37.5 Inches
- Blade Length: 31.75 Inches
- Handle Length: 5.5 Inches
- Point of Balance: 6.75 Inches
- Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz.
- Specs may vary from piece to piece.