-full tang high carbon steel blade
-brass riveted hardwood hilt
-leather wrapped scabbard
-carbon steel chape, mounts, and rings
The Shashka is a special kind of sabre; a very sharp, single-edged, single-handed, and guardless sword. In appearance, the shashka was midway between a full sabre and a straight sword. It had a slightly curved blade, and could be effective for both slashing and thrusting. The blade was either hollowed or fullered. There was no guard, but a large, curved pommel. The hilt was frequently highly decorated.
It was carried in a wooden scabbard that enclosed part of the hilt.
It was worn with the cutting edge to the rear, opposite to the sabre.
This version of a classic Shashka features a slightly curved, fullered high carbon steel blade, with a brass riveted wooden hilt. It is accompanied by a leather wrapped sheath sporting carbon steel chape, mounts, and rings.
The Circassians are a North Caucasian ethnic group native to Circassia, who were displaced in the course of the Russian conquest of the Caucasus in the 19th century, especially after the Russian Circassian War in 1864.
Length complete: 97 cm
Length Scabbard: 90 cm
Blade: 74 cm
Weight: 1,5 kg total (sabre 900g)