Item:
ON11002

Imperial Russian Cavalry 18th & 19th Century Swords With Scabbards - 2 Swords

Item Description

New Made Items: Only Two Available. These are a pair of very attractive, museum quality new made replica swords, they even have markings to give a more realistic appearance!
 
The Swords Featured In This Lot:
- M1826 Heavy Cavalry Sword “Dated” 1839: A heavy cavalry sword M1826 for officers of the Russian cuirassiers, double fullered, single-edged blade. The sword is in lovely condition and has a great aged look to it.
 
Measurements:
Blade Length: 38”
Grip Length: 6”
Guard Length / Width: 4 ½” x 5”
Scabbard Length: 39”
 
- M1827 Russian Light Cavalry Saber: Light cavalry saber for enlisted men of the Russian cavalry. Fullered single-edged blade and “made” in 1834. The sword is in lovely condition and has a great aged look to it.
 
Measurements:
Blade Length: 34 ½”
Grip Length: 5”
Guard Length / Width: 4 ½” x 4 ½”
 
Both display lovely and are ready to be added to your collections!
 
Imperial Russian Army
The Imperial Russian Army was the land armed force of the Russian Empire, active from around 1721 to the Russian Revolution of 1917. In the early 1850s, the Russian Army consisted of more than 900,000 regular soldiers and nearly 250,000 irregulars (mostly Cossacks).
 
Russian tsars before Peter the Great maintained professional hereditary musketeer corps known as streltsy. These were originally raised by Ivan the Terrible; originally an effective force, they had become highly unreliable and undisciplined. In times of war the armed forces were augmented by peasants.
 
The regiments of the new order, or regiments of the foreign order (Полки нового строя or Полки иноземного строя, Polki novovo (inozemnovo) stroya), was the Russian term that was used to describe military units that were formed in the Tsardom of Russia in the 17th century according to the Western European military standards.

There were different kinds of regiments, such as the regulars, dragoons, and reiters. In 1631, the Russians created two regular regiments in Moscow. During the Smolensk War of 1632–1634, six more regular regiments, one reiter regiment, and a dragoon regiment were formed. Initially, they recruited children of the landless boyars and streltsy, volunteers, Cossacks and others. Commanding officers were mostly foreigners. After the war with Poland, all of the regiments were disbanded. During another Russo-Polish War, they were created again and became a principal force of the Russian Army. Often, regular and dragoon regiments were manned with datochniye lyudi for lifelong military service. Reiters were manned with small or landless gentry and boyars' children and were paid with money (or lands) for their service. More than a half of the commanding officers were representatives from the gentry. In times of peace, some of the regiments were usually disbanded.
In 1681, there were 33 regular regiments (61,000 men) and 25 dragoon and reiter regiments (29,000 men). In the late 17th century, regiments of the new type represented more than a half of the Russian Army and at the beginning of the 18th century were used for creating a regular army.
  • This product is available for international shipping.
  • Eligible for all payments - Visa, Mastercard, Discover, AMEX, Paypal, Amazon & Sezzle

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Cash For Collectibles