Polish Cossack Sabre Dragonka. Polish version of a cossack sabre used by Dragoon troops in 17th century. Beautiful Polish sabre with scabbard. Inscription: Vincere aut Mori (Victory or Death).
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Polish version of a cossack sabre used by Dragoon troops in 17th century.
Beautiful Polish sabre with scabbard.
The presented saber is an exact replica of Polish-Cossack saber, used mostly in eastern parts of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth by dragoon formations. Dragoons were the units fought like infantry but rode on horses. They became more popular in the second half of the 17th century, when they made even a half of Polish and Lithuanian army. Besides sabers they equipped with firearm (musket, arquebus, pistol) which did them the strong and effective unit.
This is one meter-long saber with a 84 cm blade, strongly curved on foible.
The impressive blade has on one side engraved inscription in Latin: "Vincere aut mori" which means "Victory or death". The blade is relatively narrow which additionally extends visually the whole saber. The blade topped with double-edged feather.
The hilt is open with the chain connected the front arm of cross-guard and the pommel. the cross-guard is relatively long (18 cm), cross with large thumb-ring. The steel pommel, moved forward. The grip covered by tasteful, red leather.
The scabbard made of chrome steel, also covered by maroon leather, had two rings and steel chape.
Length: 100 cm.
Blade length: 84 cm.
Cross-guard length: 18 cm.
Weight: 1,6 kg.
Polish swords and sabres.