Creating a saber required damask steel, gold, leather, a lot of jewelry stones and a team of Zlatoust craftsmen. The result was a premium saber worthy to replenish the collection of art items. For 200 years, the Zlatoust craftsmen have been making decorated and military weapons. Their work includes the largest sword of damask steel made in 2013, the discovery of the technology for manufacturing bulat steel in 1833. At that time, our factory became the only one in the world that produced weapons of bulat steel.
The saber blade is forged from damask steel. Damask steel is a durable high-carbon alloy of metals with a characteristic pattern. The hilt of a saber made of metal is covered with leather. The crosspiece, the hilt and the scabbard are decorated using the Zlatoust metal engraving technique. 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 stages of creating the Zlatoust engraving on metal include:
lacquer needle engraving;
The saber is completed with a gift case made of wood. The case is upholstered in soft velvet inside. It will keep the saber for many years.