Soldier's Dragoon Shashka, System of 1881

Armament, Edged

Creator:

Zlatoustovskaia oruzheinaia fabrika

Date:

1881

Materials:

Metal, Wood, Brass and Lacquer

Dimensions:

B 32 in x W 37.75 in

Accession Number:

9.85

Credit Line:

Gift. Pototsky

Description

Soldier's Dragoon Shashka, System of 1881, with bayonet. Blade is curved, with one fuller. Brass stirrup hilt with pierced quillon. Wooden grip is diagonally grooved. Wooden scabbard covered with black lacquered canvas (?), locket, brass upper band with D loop on inner face, three brass bands fitted to carry bayonet, middle band with loose ring; brass chape.

Inscriptions & Markings

Marks on blade: A; crown over A; 40; 1916, double eagle inside circular inscription ЗЛАТОУСТЪ ОР ФАБР. On hilt: A; crown over A; ЗЛАТОУСТЪ ФАБР. On locket: M in circle; K; 0788. On bayonet: 184330.