Since the beginning of the XIXth century, weapon makers have been manufacturing premium weapons for special occasions and awards at the Arms Factory in Zlatoust. Weapon decoration reached such a level that a special technique of Zlatoust metal engraving emerged. For the second century in a row, it is an independent form of Russian art.
The saber is made in bright colors and oriental style, which emphasizes its name “Saber Shamshir – Desert Princess”. A hilt made of wood of gentle tones suits gold-plated crosspiece. Metal scabbard is decorated with amazing oriental ornaments, complemented by jewelry stones and silver and gold plating. The blade made of high-quality knife steel is perfectly polished to a mirror shine. Gold patterns are on the surface along the line of the butt.
In the East, there was an incredible variety of types of sabers, but it is customary to distinguish only a few so-called “classic” types: a Turkish saber klych (kylych) or kilidzh, an Iranian saber shamshir (shemshire), an Indian saber tal’war (talwar), Chinese dao and sword-saber Zulfakar. Improving the quality of steel made it possible to create long and light curved swords. From that time, they really began to be of interest to the riders. After all, they needed a blade both long, not heavy and well adapted for a chopping strike.
The saber is completed with a gift case made of wood.