The composition consists of a wooden base with the golden cannon. The hilt of the knife is a cannon’s muzzle. It is abundantly decorated with gold and engraving using the technique of the 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.
Each gift knife 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.
Thanks to the skillful decor, our knives are of collectible and artistic value. Over time, it will have antique value as well.