This knife is made at the Zlatoust plant weapons-grade speciality steel as a variant of the eastern blade. This curved shape of the blade was considered the most convenient in the East. Thanks to the influence of the national culture of the Bashkir tribes and the Russian-Turkish wars, Zlatoust masters have always been interested in the Eastern weapons.
"An officer who arrived from St. Petersburg examined samples of cold weapons presented to him with restraint. He often consulted with his companion, who was no less serious and attentive. The dark tan, lacerated scars on his arm and cheek clearly revealed his combat past. "Worthy blades," he said, "more serious than Turkish ones. "And what are the best Turkish knives?", the young journeyman showed his face. The attendants of the distinguished guests shushed him. But the officer did not start to boast, it was obvious he had lived quite a life. He took a piece of paper and made sketches. He also apologised that he was not big on drawing. We have tried to replicate these knives and we have succeeded in it" Zlatoust, 1878.
Restored according to sketches, presumably created for the album drawings for the "Technical Cabinet" of the Zlatoust weapon factory.