Soviet Swords, Daggers & Bayonets
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Navy dress dagger with leather-wrapped scabbard, dated 1957. Features USSR state emblem of post-1955 type and brass fittings that never had protective gold plating or varnish. An attractive and fairly uncommon piece in very good to excellent condition.
Army (Land Forces) officer dress dagger, dated 1957. This is one of the last Soviet Army ZIK daggers made before production was discontinued during the following year. Extremely attractive piece with medium- to dark-toned grip, in excellent condition.
Air Force officer dress dagger, dated 1951. An extremely early issue in excellent condition.
M 1927 Cavalry Officer Shashka, dated 1929. Extremely early example featuring ornate pommel with sculptured details in high 3-d profile. Shows maker mark "Zlatoust" and 1929 date on both the handle and blade; includes a WW2 era harness. A beautiful and scarce piece in very good condition.
1927 Cavalry Enlisted or NCO shashka with attached bayonet, dated 1940. Early variation with beautifully etched florals, hammer and sickle, and "CCCP" on the pommel. In outstanding condition.
M 1945 Dress Saber, 1948 - 1955. Curved 32" triple fullered blade, black lacquered scabbard. Brass hilt and strap with floral scroll. Known in Russia by its colloquial name podznamenka - i.e. literally "the one under the banner" - this sword was regularly carried by Soviet generals and occasionally by other officers participating in parades or serving as part of an honor guard. In very good condition; shows some wear to the lacquer of the scabbard but otherwise essentially a perfect example.
Navy dress belt in gold brocade with dagger hangers for a full dress / parade uniform of a Captain, 1st Class, 1970s-80s. This highly uncommon belt is of the same quality as Admirals belts was allowed only for Captains, 1st cl. (and full colonels in the Army and Air Force), whereas lower ranking officers used belts in softer gold cloth. In excellent condition.
M 1940 Waist Belt with Hangers for Navy Officer Dagger, 1940- 1947. Early, narrower pattern, featuring so-called "kind lions" on the buckles and without the larger round buckle up front. In excellent condition. Fits up to a 42" waist. This rare and desirable WW2 model is a perfect accompaniment for a wartime-dated or a very early post-war Soviet dagger.
M 1955 Waist Belt with Hangers for Navy Officer Dagger, circa late 1950s - early 1960s. Heavy duty black silk ribbon with black velvet lining, anchors and stars on brass buckles, larger round buckle on the front. Will fit up to 31" waist in its current configuration, but it may be possible to extend it to about 42" size. In excellent condition. This belt is a perfect accessory for any Soviet naval dagger from 1950s or later.
Naval officer's full dress belt with dagger hangers, adjustable up to a 44" waist, 1970s-1991. Excellent, unissued condition.
Full Dress Belt with Dagger Hangers for Navy officer of Engineering or Administrative branch, 1947-1951. In silk brocade, complete with massive gold buckles and hardware for the dagger. Beautiful quality, uncommon piece. Excellent condition.
M1945 Army General's Belt in gold bullion brocade for wear with the dress uniform, complete with dagger hangers, dated 1947. Extremely well-made and impressive piece, better than the general dress belt of later years. In very good condition. This can be a beautiful addition to a Soviet Army or Air Force dagger or to an M45 General's "Victory Parade" uniform.
Army (Land Forces) or Air Force General's gold bullion brocade belt for wear with the dress uniform, complete set with sword hangers, 1950s. Beautiful piece in outstanding condition.
M 1952 Waist Belt with Hangers for Air Force Officer Dagger, dated 1951 (sic!) Very scarce model used for only a few years during the 50s. The belt is in excellent condition, complete with all the brass hardware included. This is a particularly interesting piece: its date of manufacture is a year prior to the official introduction of this model and the earliest we have seen on an AF dagger belt.
Cavalry sword harness in leather, dated 1939. Essential for the correct display of a shashka on a manikin.
Leather knot for a general dress sword, circa 1960s-70s. In near mint condition.
Special Presentation Box for a Soviet award dagger, circa late 1950s through 1960s. A version in medium-toned hardwood, with the round button and simplified locking mechanism. A very scarce accessory made specifically for the official award daggers. Very good to excellent condition.