Rare One of the earliest Russian swords - Ekaterina Period Russian Infantry Hanger (Tesak). Blade, model 1756 is engraved at ricasso with "E II" (Ekaterina II) and dated 1769 on one side and "E II" with Tula on the reverse. It is with some light scattered tarnishing, yet in great shape consider the age. 1807 Brass Hilt , (common practice at the time) is stable without any wiggling. No scabbard. Near excellent condition considering the age.