Soldier's Dragoon Shashka, System of 1881
Zlatoustovskaia oruzheinaia fabrika
Metal, Wood, Brass and Lacquer
B 32 in x W 37.75 in
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.