Original Imperial Russian WWI M1907 “Bebut” Artillery Kindjal Short Sword with Scabbard – dated 1916
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Original Item: Only One Available. A kindjal (translated from the Russian Кинжал) is a double-edged dagger often with a single off-set groove on each face of the blade. The shape of the weapon is similar to the ancient Greek Xiphos, the Roman Gladius, or the Scottish dirk; and has been used as a secondary weapon in Georgia and the Caucasus since ancient times.
This lovely Imperial Russian WWI Kindjal, known as the “Bebut” Artillery Model 1907, is a bit larger than the typical 19th Century example. Traditionally these were carried by the Cossacks, the South Russian Cavalry, these are wicked doubled edged daggers of very traditional style.
This example measures 23 1/2″ in overall length, with a 17 1/4” blade that is in excellent condition. It is marked by the minimal crossguard with the round emblem of the famous Zlatoust Factory, and is dated 1916г (год or year), indicating manufacture in 1916. There are some letter A markings on the other side, and what look to be scratched in Russian letters on the cross guard, which we cannot read.
The blade is in very good condition, with the factory grinding marks still fully visible, and only minor staining. It is also quite sharp, with only a few small edge nicks. Produced towards the end of WWI, it is very possible…