A release from my personal collection
A lovely hallmarked Dagestan Shashka, circa 1900-1910.
A very attractive Dagestan Shashka with hallmarked silver hilt and suspension rings and signature to the back of the scabbard throat.
Overall in the scabbard this lovely sword measures 105cms, out it is just over 95cms with an 80cm blade.
The silver, niello and gold washed fittings remain in very good condition with light wear visible to the hilt.
The blade appears to be of Armenian manufacture, is 4cms wide and both extremely strong and flexible as a true Shashka should be. It has two broad fullers that end approx 11cms from the tip. There is a s very small area of very light pitting to the tip of the blade.
A very fine high quality Shashka exhibiting the stunning Kubachi work Dagestan Shashka are famous for.