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Thread: a caucasian shashka ??

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    normandie, France

    a caucasian shashka ??

    Hi all,

    2 recent messages are taking about shashkas.
    This is an opportunity for me to show my shashka and to appeal to your knowledge.

    I think it's a caucasian shashka from the end of the 19's, but yet, I am wary about the scabbard which look like Persian and the "gurda's mark" (the eyelasher) found on the blade.

    could you help me?

    With kind regards, JM
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  2. #2
    I believe either the sword is rehilted or the scabbard does not belong to this shashka. Unlike this one, Circassian shashka scabbards usually cover all of the hilt and you can see in the last picture that there is a groove on the locket for a cross-guard.
    "The relationship between West(Occident) and East(Orient) is indeed an example of a relationship of power and domination. Orientalism is thus a style of thought based upon an ontological and epistemological distinction made between the Orient and the Occident. It is a Western style of dominating, restructuring and building hegemony over the Orient.İt is an accepted grid for filtering through the Orient into Western consciousness, into the general culture."
    From "Orientalism" by Edward Said

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    I agree with Sancar, looks like a rehilt. The blade is very similar to Pulwar/tulwar blades.. the stamps and shape that is, but am no expert.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Shashka is fine & blade is correct, scabbard is from something else like a Kilich by the looks of it.


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