When decorating the scabbard and saber, the craftsmen paid attention to the elaboration of small parts. Metal scabbard and the hilt crosspiece 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 scabbard is decorated with handmade engraving. The master cuts a thin layer of metal from the scabbard surface creating a unique pattern on them. He has to work using a microscope, it is a delicate and painstaking work requiring concentration and patience. Then all metal elements are plaed with gold and silver. This creates a contrast of the patrern and protects the appearance for many years. Elements plated with precious metals are less susceptible to aggressive external influences, oxidation and corrosion.
Stylistic correspondence to historical patterns, integral composition and magnificent engraving with gilding elevates this saber to a high artistic and technical level.
The saber comes in a wooden case with a fabric lodgement.