An unusual Polish sabre in the Oriental manner

Item:
617
Region:
Russia
Type:
Swords
Description:
An unusual Polish sabre in the Oriental manner, 18th century. The broad curved blade is double edged for 12" at the tip. Brass mounts, the crosspiece with shell shaped finials, the pomel of shamshir form. The grip is covered with sharkskin and has 3 brass studs on each side.
Metrics:
Blade length 31½" (80cms) Overall length 37¾" (93.5cms)
Notes:
for similar quillon terminals see Z. Zygulski "Stara Bron", Warszawa 1982 No 47.
Price:
£990