DescriptionNicholas II Era Georgian Silver-Mounted Khevsur Sword and Associated Buckler.
The sword has a German-made straight 29 1/2-inch plated blade with three fullers extending to within 6-inches of the tip. The monogram of Nicholas II of Russia is etched near the obverse ricasso with the knight's head logo of German sword maker Weyersberg, Kirschbaum & Company. The reverse side of the blade has the etched double-headed eagle of Russian and "Solingen". Pistol grip hilt of characteristic form wet with silver plates decorated with foliate designs on the obverse side only. Straight guard with ball ends. Chain guard. Leather-covered scabbard with brass mounts decorated with simple designs. Bridle-leather carrying sling with decorative German silver devices. The buckler is composed of steel plates riveted to a stiffened leather back. Appears to retain the original leather hand grip and leather lanyard.
Condition: Very good. The plating on the blade is worn is spots but otherwise smooth. The chain guard has three repairs using copper wire. One suspension ring on the scabbard looks replaced. The buckler appears to be from an earlier period and the leather backing is shrunken and word at the edges. The sling may be of a newer vintage.
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