Paul Chen 1881 Shashka Saber
Item # SH2481
The Paul Chen 1881 Shashqua Sabre
The unique Shashka ( Shasqua or Shashqua) cavalry saber has its roots in the 12th century Caucasus region of Europe.
Long associated with the Cossacks , the “Cavalry of the Steppes”, the shasqua was standard military issue for Russian cavalry of the day. This version of the shashka replicates the Model 1881 Shashka, originally produced during the reign of Tsar Nicholas II, whose cipher appears on the pommel. The sharp high-carbon blade, again etched with the royal cipher, features the distinctive blade geometry of the sabre and the strong distal taper provides a balance ideal for its slashing role. The unique hilt styling dispenses with the basket guard typical of other sabers and instead relies on a ribbed hardwood grip and a strongly hooked pommel, assisted by a strong leather lanyard, to provide handling security.
This fully functional saber sword is tailored to meet the demands of reenactment and stage combat.
- Overall Length: 37 1/2″
- Sword Weight: 1 lb. 10 oz
- Blade Length: 31 3/4″
- Blade Material: Forged 5160 High-Carbon steel blade
- Handle Length: 5 1/2″
- Brass Scabbard and Hilt Fittings
- Excellent handling and balance
- Point of Balance: 6 3/4″
- Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
- Historically Authentic Replica of Original
- Factory: Hanwei China
- Designer: Paul Chen
- Rated: Fully Functional