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Horses of Fiery Colour

Nov 27 2013
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are galloping like mad. Carrying you away from a cozy house, a green garden, a quiet happiness. Who could pull them up short?

Over the horses hovers the crown. Impossible to describe it better than Pavel Bazhov did: “... and this crown has tilted back just a littlest bit, as a Bashkir on a horse when he is galloping full pelt… So Ivanko reckoned and made wings for those horses: lo and behold – the drawing flowed even better into the wootz patterns. He fixed the drawing and plated it with gold, using grandfather’s secret method.”

Zlatoust Steel Engraving

Oct 29 2013
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This unique method of metal treatment was developed in the 19th century, as part of the tradition of artistic decoration of cold steel arms, later used in a wide variety of arts and crafts.

In 1815, following the Emperor’s Ordinance, the arms factory was established in Zlatoust. The factory had a special purpose of manufacturing weapons for Russian Army and Navy. German master armorers from Solingen and Klingenthal were invited to work here, including a well-known master in weapon decoration, Wilhelm Schaaf with his sons; it was he who decorated the first Zlatoust blades. Soon his Zlatoust apprentices not only mastered Schaaf’s techniques of creating drawings on steel – they developed their own distinctive style of weapon decoration.

Creative team of “ KXO” Bulat LLC (translator’s note: “Collectible Cold Steel Arms” Bulat) develops, carefully preserves and enriches experience and practices of the best European and Ural artists, producing works of high artistic merit. Custom-made items can be decorated with your initials, family monograms, business logos, trademarks.

Materials used in manufacturing: high alloy stainless steel, 24 karat gold, nickel, silver, enamel. Techniques used: dry point engraving, etching, cutting, nickel plating, gold plating.