A really unique item for sale.
One of the most rare examples of Russian pre-WWI edged weapons.
A hatchet of port and river police or Russian Empire.
Was made in very small numbers since only 3 cities in the whole Empire had port police detachments and in a couple of more the river police was stationed in and it is not 100% clear if the river police was able to receive the hatchets prior WWI.
The hatchet is of a very special form to serve as a tool to open the bags and cut ropes and fabrics.
It was made by Shaf and Sons factory that specialised on a limited series high quality weapon manufacturing.
The hatchet was found in Riga where one of two major Empire ports were located.
The condition is untouced and the hatchet is as found.
Number matching with the scabbard.
There is some oxidation damage and some parts of leather covering from the scabbard and the grip are missing.
It can be left as is or it can be a great restoration project.
In any case it is a unique item and will be a gem of any Russian edged weapons collections.
Russian port and river police hatchet. Extremely rare. 100% original.
- Brand: Russia
- Product Code: Port police hatchet
- Availability: 1