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I got this sword recently and am unsure what it is. I suspect a replica, but it does have some markings on the blade. It has a hammer and sickle but the writing dies not look Cyrillic. Any advice is appreciated.


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Definitely a copy. A lot of the lettering isn't even in Cyrillic and the unstopped fuller ending several inches above the guard are definite giveways. Look on EBAY and you will see lots of these for sale. If the steel is decent I suppose you could sharpen it up and cut water bottles! Regards, ABTOMAT
 

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Agreed, originals are actually quite fine.
 

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In late 1800s and early 1900s, the officers got extra money to buy a sword. The only requirement was that the visible parts were in spec. Many officer swords were ordered from Germany. Eickhorn and Hörster blades are common, the names were not written in Cyrillic. Trooper swords were Russian made. The one shown above is a copy, though.
 
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