Antique 19th Century Russian Dagger Stiletto Marked With Two Headed Russian Eagle

$750.00
Quantity available: 1

Antique, 19th-century Russian dagger -stiletto with a sturdy, tapered, single edge, steel blade, marked on the ricasso with a crowned two-headed Russian eagle, with a shield on the chest and holding in its talons an orb and a scepter.
The hilt consists of an S-shaped steel cross-guard with flattened, twisted terminals, a shaped grip with an unusual structure of hair-like filaments, possibly a rhinohorn, and mounted at the base by a gilt silver ferrule adorned with a gilt punched scrolling pattern.

REFERENCES: Comparable Russian blades markings with the small Two-Headed

Russian Eagle are published in the following references.
1." Russian

Edged Weapons XVIII-XX c. Russian Sidearms, Polearms and Bayonets" by

Alexander Kulinsky, published in 2001. Tom II. Pages: 218, 219.No 27, 28.


2." Russian Edged Weapons" by Alexander Kulinsky, published in 2005. Pages: 515, 516. No 7, 8, 27, 28.
We

will also provide the buyer with photocopies of the page from the

mentioned reference together with a certificate of authenticity.


We used strong light to show the horn's hair-like structure during shooting, so the horn in the last two pictures is actually darker.
 

MEASUREMENTS: Overall length 25.5 cm (10 inches).

CONDITION: shows age and use. The steel blade has some light pitting and is slightly bent.

Item Details

Reference #:
E952
Quantity
1
Category
Militaria & Weapons
SubCategory
Edged Weapons & Knives
Department
Antiques (approx100yrs)
Year
19th century
Dimensions
(Width x Height X Depth)
x x
Weight
Unknown
Condition
Good
Material
mixed materials