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Russian Czarist frontier sword ?

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by hso, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Pics won't post from my BB, but I'm looking at a sawback 1832 marked brass grip/guard curved short sword with russian or Greek markings.

    Anyone seen anything like that?
  2. YZ

    YZ member

    Yes, if you post what it says in Greek/Cyrillic characters.
  3. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

    A bit like a short sawback shasqua with quillions?

    Most likely its a czarist 1827 pattern pioneer sword.

    Edit: Like this?

  4. Sam Cade

    Sam Cade Member

  5. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member


    Nice old guy got it without the sheath. Prices on the net are all over the place for the Crimean War Pioneer swords. Repros are around $125 and originals are $350 and way up (+$1,000 for some reason). Luckily the repros aren't marked like the range of these that are supposed to be authentic.

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  6. YZ

    YZ member

    More of a tool than a weapon. A number of them were brought back from the Crimean War. The fading stamp appears to be П.Г. for quality inspection.
  7. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member


    Any unit markings visible?
  8. YZ

    YZ member

    Can't tell, sorry. Chances are the uniform code did not exist, yet.
  9. Gordon

    Gordon Well-Known Member

    Nice sword! maybe Stephan Fowler will be up to his interpretation of one of those next for me.:D
  10. Bartholomew Roberts

    Bartholomew Roberts Moderator Emeritus

    The markings on the brass hilt are Roman letters, not Cyrillic - maybe some type of import mark? The markings on the blade are Cyrillic: П. Г. (P. G.) and МА...ТО (same as Roman letters)
  11. YZ

    YZ member

    The AG on the hilt was a trade mark of Abraham Grah. Several members of the Grah family from Zolingen, Germany worked at the edged weapons armory in Russia.
  12. hso

    hso Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks everyone for the info.

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