For more that thousands of years, sabers have been considered an attribute of horse guards (cavalry) and individual infantry units. Officer sabers are widely used as an elite ceremonial ceremonial equipment of horse parade platoons. The graceful curves of the decorated saber attract attention. Hands involuntarily dream, holding the hilt, with fury cut the streams of air rushing into the face.
The saber blade is forged from durable damask steel. Closer to the crosspiece, the blade is exquisitely decorated with gold ornaments. The blade hilt consists of two materials, wood and metal. The scabbard is all-metal. The craftsmen spent a lot of time to create the decor of the scabbard and hilt. The master carved jewelry with a metal cutter on the metal surface. The work is done using a microscope. Then the scabbard is polished. The treated surface of the scabbard and hilt is plated with silver and pure gold. The technique includes layering each of the precious metals with separation of the surfaces. The method is similar to negatives of photos. The master manually applies a special varnish, similar to plasticine, which covers the surface from precious metal. This painstaking process is complicated by the fact that the master has to repeat the future pattern. So, layer by layer, the master creates a decorated combined plating of precious metals. Then the fitter assembles all the parts into a single product. The decoration process does not end there. An artist takes up the work. He brushes the enamel patterns onto the surface and passes the product to firing. Ultimately, the jeweler inserts the stones in the prepared recesses. In our case, these are blue stones of different sizes.
The saber is made by Russian weapon makers from Zlatoust. Since 1815, Zlatoust weapon makers have been making weapons for the army and navy. A distinctive feature is the manufacture of exclusive decorated weapons. These are Zlatoust weapon makers that make gift and award weapons for the first persons of the states. For example, the Presidential Regiment of the Moscow Kremlin is still armed with sabers which are more than 150 years old.