Talantov S.V. (2024). Chastnye zakazy kinzhal’nyh i shashechnyh klinkov Kubanskogo kazach’ego vojska na Zlatoustovskoj oruzhejnoj fabrike v konce XIX – nachale XX veka [Private orders for kindjal and shashka blades of the Kuban Cossack Host from Zlatoust arms factory in the late 19th and early 20th centuries]. Istoricheskoe oruzhievedenie [Weapons History Journal], № 13, pp. 432 — 522.

Talantov S.V.

Abstract: The article attempts to study and analyze private orders for kindjal and shashka blades of the Kuban Cossack Host in 1888-1904. The term “private orders” refers to orders made not by the Military Headquarters of the Kuban Cossack Host and the Main Artillery Department, but by regiment commanders, atamans of divisions and stanitsa, and individuals – cossacks and officers of the Kuban Cossack Host, as well as owners of jewelry workshops and stores selling uniforms and equipment for cossacks. The temporal borders of the study are determined by the fact that it was during this period that the practice of private orders became most common due to the reasons mentioned in the article.

The sources explored in the article enable to assess the role of demand generated by Caucasian cossacks on the development of Kuban region economy. It also allows to supplement the understanding of activities of commercial enterprises which were engaged in the trade of uniforms and edged weapons to officers of the Kuban Cossack Host during this period. The information contained in explored documents makes it possible to study the practice of individual orders of blades from cossacks and officers in detail. The article also studies the orders of blades for the 1st Khopersky and 1st Kuban cavalry regiments of the Kuban Cossack Host.

Keywords: Zlatoust arms factory, DZA kindjal, KhKP shashka, edged weapons of Kuban cossacks, markings and etchings on shashkas of the Kuban Cossack Host, Khopersky cavalry regiment, Zlatoust, Armenian merchants, Kuban region.

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Received: December 25, 2023 Accepted: January 15, 2024 Published: February 15, 2024

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