Central Asian/Afghan shashka type sword

Central Asian/Afghan shashka type sword

 An interesting sword of shaska/shashka/shasqua type originating from the area north of Afghanistan - Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan. The long slashing type blade of good strong from with shallow chiselled and engraved fullering. The steel bolsters are pierced with designs and filled with a red lac type substance, the grips are of dark horn with the typical caucasian shashka bifurcated /split pommel feature. Sound condition, age wear and patination, the grips have some old repairs and wear to the horn.  central asia, middle east, russian

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