SOLD Antique Imperial Russian Hussar Sword 1762 -1796 pattern Rare 18th century

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SOLD Very rare authentic antique late 18th century 1796 -1798 pattern Imperial Russian hussar sword.

DETAILS: A steel stirrup hilt of typical Russian hussar form with a solid knuckle bow with a pair of langets, long quillon with bud-shaped terminal, and a plain back-strap, retaining its original ribbed wooden grip covered with leather. Curved heavy and thick single edged blade cut with a shallow full-length fuller made from hand forged steel with slightly visible welded pattern. In its original leather-bound wooden scabbard mounted with a large shaped steel locket and chape with two suspension rings.

CONDITION: in very good condition considering its age.

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length with the scabbard: 96.5 cm (38 in), overall length without the scabbard: 95.3 cm (37 1/2 in), length of the blade: 82.7 cm (32 1/2 in).

REFERENCES:

1).A similar 18th century (1798 Pattern) Russian swords are published in the book, Edged Weapons of the Kuban Cossacks by Fralov. Published in Krasnodar in 2009. (Page 50-51).

2). Russian Edged Weapons by Alexander Kulinsky .2005. Page: 115.

A similar 18th century (1798 Pattern) Russian swords are published in the book, Edged Weapons of the Kuban Cossacks by Fralov. Published in Krasnodar in 2009. (Page 50-51).

An 18th - early 19th century Russian swords are extremely rare compared to the late 19th – 20th century Russian military swords and can hardly be seen on market and museums.