saber "Pugachev"

saber "Pugachev"

 In 2013, celebrated 240 years since the beginning of the peasant revolt was headed by a illiterate Don Cossack Yemelyan Ivanovich Pugachev. For two years, under his leadership of the insurgent Cossacks and peasants fought with regular government forces. It was the peasant uprising and its leader dedicated to the work of masters of "Russian Blade".
Sabre Yemelyan Pugachev is made of Damascus steel, sheath, also made of precious damask, decorated with scenes from the history of the peasant uprising , as well as start dates - 1773 and end - 1775. So on the one hand shows the sheath battle scene - the battle of the Cossacks and peasants, led Yemelyan Pugachev, with the regular army, and on the other hand - the capture and escorting Pugachev. The capture of Pugachev was not without treachery in his own squad - Cossack colonel decided to hand over to the authorities in exchange for a pardon. The plot began to ripen in mid- August, and September 8, the advantage of the absence of most of the Cossacks, the conspirators tied Yemelyan Ivanovic and handed him the centurion Kharcheva search party, which took him to Yaitsky town, which later had a meeting with Pugacheva Suvorov. Alexander asked with great curiosity about the rebel leader of its military actions. Ironically, it fell to him to escort Pugacheva in Simbirsk. For this purpose was constructed and installed on a cart close cell in which it was impossible to even stand up straight in full growth and spread your body. These moments of the life of a rebel Pugachev reflected on the scabbard of his saber. Drawings are made in etching technique.
The hilt swords suffered portrait chieftain, and under it the inscription - Yemelyan Pugachev. Before you become the head of the rebellion, Pugachev Yemelyan proclaimed himself Peter III. It is said that it has advised the fact Abbot Filaret. Not many Cossacks believed that Pugachev is Peter III, but all followed him. The blade is decorated with inscriptions. On one side is written: "The people of the Orthodox  I am your king's father, the Emperor. Pugachev". On the other side of the blade is an excerpt from the order of Catherine II: « Rogue Emelka publicly executed on Bolotnaya Square". At the base of the blade above the guard adorns the Imperial monogram of Catherine. The sentence was executed on 10 January 1775. Standing on the scaffold, Pugachev was baptized at churches, bowed to all sides and said, " I'm sorry, Orthodox people, forgive me, what have I sinned against you ... I'm sorry, Orthodox people! " After a few minutes the executioner severed head was shown to the people and was on the spoke, the rest of the body - on the wheel. Thus ended the life of the great rebel, but his memory is still alive in the people, and now, thanks to the masters of " Russian Blade" immortalized in the magnificent work of art weapons.

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