This Russian saber is perfect for Windlass swords collectors and Russian history lovers. The shashka became known as the sword of the Cossacks and it was used by the cavalry in the Russian army after the Russian Revolution. This became the officer sword of the Soviet Union. The pommel is decorated with a star, hammer and sickle: the symbols of the Soviet Union. The hammer symbolized the workers and the sickle symbolized farmers, who fought together against capitalism. In the Soviet Union, the red five-pointed star was added: the worldwide symbol for socialism and communism. Shashqua literally means: long knife. It has no guard and in some ways resembles a machete. This replica sword has a hardwood grip with brass decoration. It is delivered including a high quality scabbard. The semi-sharp blade is hand-forged from tempered 1065 carbon steel with a hardness of 48-52 HRC. A beautiful sword for your reenactment costume or Cosplay. When you blunten the sword, it is also a great battle ready sword for sword fighting.
Material: 1065 tempered carbon steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Edge: semi-sharp 1 mm
Length: 96 cm
Blade length: 81,5 cm
Blade width: 3,2 cm
Steel thickness: 6,2 mm
Point of balance: 18,5 cm under hilt
Weight: 0,91 kg
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 2000 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."