- Gift of General C. Tcheffkine
- Dated: 19th Century
- Place of Origin: Russia
- Measurements: overall length 98 cm
The fine, curved, single-edged blade is made of Damascus steel with yelman, grooved at the centre and having another groove near the back. It is decorated at the forte with engraved floral motifs and twisted frames featuring remains of gilding.
At the back of the blade there’s a double groove and remains of a frame at the forte. The oriental-style hilt has an iron quillon with straight arms ending in the shape of ovals with disc at the base and decorated with floral engravings and langets. The elegant grip comes with floral engravings. At the central frame remains of the gilt ground, iron langets with remains of gilt floral decorations while the pommel comes with a central hole.
On each langet there’s a cartouche with golden dedication "Donné par le Général C. Tcheffkine / Major Genéral des Ingenieurs des Mines de Russie" on the right one and “au Colonel C. Frédéric / Directeur da la Fonderie de Canons de Liége” on the left one.
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