Russian shashka sword. Shashka history,
use and types. Shaska-legendary cossack weapon. Shashka, sasqua, shaska.
Shashka is a legendary sabre sword
used by cossacks. The typical shashka is slightly curved sabre. Shashka
is missing guard which is substituted by a curved pommel. Shashkas were
a very sharp weapons used for thrusts and slashes.
Shashka originated from Caucasian tribes in medieval times.
Shashka was adopted by Ukrainian and Russian cossacks and it was used by
Russian imperial troops. Later Soviet cavalry used the shashka till end
of second world war.
Shashka was used by Caucasian warriors from 12th century. The shashka
was adopted by cossacks and who made the sabre legend. Shashka was
adopted later by Russian imperial troops, for example by Caucasian
corps. The sabre was also used by Soviet and White cavalry during
revolution and Russian civil war. The sabre prevailed in use till end of