Russian Empire. Caucasian type Cossack schaschka (saber) early 18th century. the blade is slightly curved, with two wide lobes, the upper one passes into two narrow half-tufts, decorated with small ornaments. On the top of the blade is a traditional South Slavic drawing - two sun faces and the moon. On the heel of the blade is the unreadable name of the master in Arabic script. The handle and device are in the traditional style of the caucasus and persia-silver with black, floral ornament. the scabbard is wooden, covered with leather with a silver device.
Blades with a similar pattern are characteristic of East German masters of the 17th and 18th centuries and were in great demand among Caucasian gunsmiths (Abbas Mirza checkers)
An excellent and worthy subject. It will decorate any collection.
Silver, steel, leather, wood. Total length (in scabbard) 1014 mm, blade length 785 mm, total length without scabbard 943. Width 35 mm.