The History

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Zlatoust steel engraving was born as the art of decorating cold weapons at the beginning of the 19th century in Zlatoust, a city in the Ural Mountains. 

A prominent period in the history of the Russian Golden Weapon was the years of the Patriotic War 1812. For the feats achieved in the battles, Emperor Alexander I bestowed upon outstanding commanders the Gold Swords for Bravery, hammered out in the forges of Zlatoust. 

During World War 2, along with military weapons, ceremonial weapons were produced. Ceremonial weapons were intended for the participants of the famous Moscow Victory Parade 1945.

To this day the Zlatoust factory continues the best traditions of famous masters and has in its extensive range of products many types of engravings, decorative panels and tableware, exclusive souvenir weapons and interior items.

Uniqueness of production

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Products of Zlatoust engraving are the objects of applied arts. All the items are handmade and made in a single copy.

Drawing and etching on different depths create a completely unique technique - almost a relief drawing. 

Nickel coating is necessary to provide protection against corrosion. 

Gilding consists of applying 999 gold to a surface. The result is a lustrous finish which draws the viewer's eye to the decoration and elevates the viewing experience.

Due to the technology of engraving on steel, including etching, silver coating, gilding with gold of the highest standard, a specific color range has emerged, inherent only in Zlatoust engraving.