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Description of the Product
This Russian Kindjal is a military issue version of the ancient Georgian/ Caucasian dagger, which served the Russian armed forces well into the mid-20th century. This curved, double-edge blade with a single fuller was perfect as a close combat weapon. The Kindjal most likely evolved from the Roman short sword, the Gladius. It was best known as a Cossack weapon, used by the fierce horsemen of the southern Russian steppe alongside their sabers. The Cossacks were militarily oriented and united more by their way of life rather than ethnicity. In the highly volatile geographic area they were a force to be reckoned with. The Cossacks have stirred the imaginations of romantics for centuries as they have been seen embodying an idealized strive for freedom and a resistance to authority. The kindjal has a hardwood grip on full tang. Includes scabbard.
- Overall 59 cm (23 1/4") long
- The high carbon steel blade is 44 cm (17 1/4") long
- Blade 3.5 cm (1 3/8") wide
- Weight 650 g (1 lb. 6 oz.)
- Made by Windlass Steelcrafts
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