The mace is the development of the club. The first maces with a stone top appeared in the Neolithic, with a metal – in the Bronze Age. This weapon is characteristic of the Ancient East. In the ancient world, it was used little. Among the Romans, mace was introduced only in the IInd century AD. In the Middle Ages, mace existed in the Muslim East, in Western Europe (from the XIIIth century). Mace became widespread in many countries in the XIII-XVIIth centuries, but gradually lost its military significance and became a symbol of power of the military leader.
The surface of the ball and metal elements of the hilt are decorated with handmade engraving. The master cuts a thin layer of metal from the surface creating a unique pattern on it. He has to work using a microscope, it is a delicate and painstaking work requiring concentration and patience. Zirconia is encrusted in each spike of the ball. The wooden handle is polished to a shine, decorated with metal rings and jewelry stones.
Each item 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.