One can only be surprised how much inspiration the masters of Zlatoust put into this product. A gilt wire descends over the black leather of the hilt entwining it. Damask steel blade is sharpened on both sides. Three fullers are made on the blade near the hilt. Two of which are short, and the central one is for the entire length of the blade. The scabbard and blade are have a gold pattern in oriental style. This became possible due to the technique of Zlatoust engraving on metal. For the second century in a row, the Zlatoust metal engraving is an original and rare kind of Russian craft. It was born at the beginning of the 19th century as a way of decorating author’s edged weapons made at the Armory founded by decree of Emperor Alexander I.
Each gift dagger of the masters of Zlatoust is a vivid example of handmade and inspired collective creativity. Weapon makers, artists and engravers worthily keep and develop the Zlatoust traditions of metal decoration. When creating each item, they combine talent, creativity and a high level of performance.
Handmade dagger is a gift for a stable and strong man.