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.