The blade of the knife is made of modern high-alloy knife steel. The blade surface is decorated with the image of horses. All-metal scabbard is also decorated with the image of a horse’s head. Horse is a symbol of animal vitality, beauty, grace, power and a bewitching harmonious movement. A symbol of fidelity and, at the same time, indomitable freedom, fearlessness, military valor and glory.
Masters from our city have skills in the technique of Zlatoust metal engraving. 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 Tsar Alexander I.
The process of creating a decorated weapon is very complex and painstaking. A large amount of time is spent on the manufacture of one item. All works are made sequentially, so each master must wait for the process that was started before to be completed and then start his process. Depending on the item complexity, there may be be several dozen processes. Blacksmiths, turners, foundry workers, polishers, wood and bone cutting masters, stone cutting masters, jewelers, engravers, artists, designers and many more specialists are behind the handmade masterpiece.