Author’s example of blade art, a handmade knife. This is an option of a gift to a man that will definitely not remain idle. The handy hilt made of buboing wood blends nicely with the graphite hue of the blade. The head of a bear is the author’s example of casting technique. The knife was made by Sergei Baranov from bulat steel he discovered.
The uniqueness of the knife is not in the external decor, but in the metal itself. The blade is made of cast bulat steel. This is an ancient mysterious metal alloy known throughout the world. People uninitiated in the field of weapons, may ask a question like “what is so unique in bulat steel?” To give an example, you are probably familiar with the fantastic hero Black Panther from the movie universe of Marvel. The claws of the hero are made of the rarest metal that can cut any metal on the Earth. Bulat steel is the same, and this is not fiction, but the real story of mankind.
The first information about bulat steel appeared 2,300 years ago from the participants of the famous campaign of Alexander the Great to India. Warriors told that the blades of the Indians chop stones, cut light tissue in the air and can cut the enemy’s armor. The first bulat steel appeared in India. Hindus sold it to the countries of the East and the Arabian Peninsula. But after a while, the secret of bulat steel was lost.
In 1833, Pavel Petrovich Anosov, a Russian scientist and metallurgist from Zlatoust, made a world sensation. He managed to unravel the secret of bulat steel. The news spread throughout the world, his works were translated into many languages. Anosov’s bulat steel sabers could bend 90-120 degrees without breaking and cut steel nails. For 80 years, our Zlatoust weapons factory was the only one in the world to produce bulat steel weapons. No one in the world could repeat the success of Anosov and unravel the secret of bulat steel. But fate played a dirty trick again. The secret of creation has been lost. The world again began to look for a clue and it was found.
The third birth of bulat steel into the world occurred in Zlatoust again. Again, a Russian metallurgist, but Sergei Baranov, exploring the works of Anosov and having conducted many experiments in 2010, made bulat steel.
The uniqueness of bulat steel. Blade weapon steel can be divided into two types: hard and soft.
Solid blades are durable, but crack upon impact.
Soft blades are sharp, but they are blunt upon impact.
Bulat steel has both hardness and elasticity. The bulat steel blade can be bent and it will not break, and upon impact it will remain sharp.
The knife is packed in a stylish wooden gift box and is ready for presenting. The exclusive work of Zlatoust craftsmen, “Gift knife – Bear”, is a luxurious version of a VIP gift for a man. When you present it, be sure to tell what is unique about bulat steel.