The saber blades and pole weapons with “rolling pearls” in the collection of the Moscow Kremlin

Chubinsky A. Abstract: The article describes the cold weapons which have been stored in the Kremlin Armory since 17th century and have a distinctive feature of their design: movable sounding items – “rolling pearls”. Besides their counterparts in the world collec- tions the blades equipped with “rolling pearls” in the collection of the Kremlin contains “sounding”…

Shashkas of Afghanistan

Miloserdov D. Abstract: In the modern mass consciousness and amongst the many historians and weaponologists, such a type of long bladed weapons as shashka is perceived as exclusively Caucasus or Cossacks weapons. At the same time the Asiatic shashkas are unreasonably forgotten while they were widely disseminated on the territory of Central Asia and probably earlier…