The famous French king Louis XIV Bourbon was born in 1643 in the city of Saint-Germain-en-Laye. The boy was not even five years old when he was officially proclaimed king of the country. He held this post until his death in September 1715. Thus, the reign of Louis lasted as long as 72 years and was the longest period of the permanent reign of one king in the history of Europe.
In this work, the masters of Zlatoust brought both skill and inspiration, and also elegant patterns. The blade is made of high -alloy steel polished to a mirror finish. The elements of the hilt and scabbard are made of metal with a pure gold plating. The tip of the scabbard is decorated with molding with ornate ornaments. On the scabbard itself, the craftsmen applied an elegant golden ligature consisting of interweaving of leaves and flowers, the portrait of Louis XIV became the central figure of the scabbard.
For more than 200 years, Zlatoust weapon makers have been making weapons, ranging from simple utility knives to award weapons of noble materials. Holders of souvenirs are the first persons of the state. For example, the Mongolian government turned to the Zlatoust craftsmen to make a traditional Mongolian knife. The President of Mongolia handed over this knife as a gift to Russian President Vladimir Putin at the 2017 Eastern Economic Forum.
All his life, Louis XIV adhered to the principles of absolute monarchy. People say that his words were: “The state is me, gentlemen.”