M1927 SOVIET NKVD CAVALRY OFFICER SHASHKA SWORD WITH SILVER FITTINGS DATED 1936
This version of the shashka was used exclusively by the Soviet NKVD troops and mounted police. Early style, ornate pommel with etched florals, hammer and sickle with inscription CCCP (USSR). Overall length of the 38.5 inches long and the blade is 31.5 inches. the throat of the blade shows the 1936 date and the scarce ZIZ maker mark ( Zlatoustovsky Instrumental'nyi Zavod). Contact Soldier Bear Militaria for more details.