Cavalry officer’s sabre, model 1817. By W. and L. Schaaf (?). 1820
Cavalry officer’s sabre, model 1817. By W. and L. Schaaf (?). 1822
Edged weapons from Zlatoust 19 th Century
Among the famous repositories of Russian arms and armour such as the Hermitage in Leningrad, the History Museum in Moscow and the Museum of Regional Studies in the town of Zlatoust, the collection of the Museum of the Artillery, Engineering Corps and Communication Troops in Leningrad holds pride of place. This collection has been amassed over more than two centuries and mainly consists of edged weapons decorated by craftsmen of Russia, Georgia, the North Caucasus, India, Japan, and the Near East. A special section comprises works from the Zlatoust Arms Factory, which include over 150 sabres and palashes, small-swords and rapiers, backswords, daggers and hunting knives, all manufactured in the nineteenth century. A large number of decorated edged weapons date from the 1820s and 1830s, when the art of arms-making at Zlatoust reached its highwater mark.
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