Abstract: The article demonstrates the history of the shashka which was presented to Alexander III by officers of the 13th Life Guards Grenadier Erivan regiment of the most August chief he was. The author managed to find the shashka and returned it to Russia. The article contains it’s description and identification. The shashka has ahistorical value and has a significant interest for historians and researchers in the field of Russian weapons.
Keywords: shashka, Alexander III, gold weapon, Caucasus, blade, point of the blade