Blade of mosaic Damascus steel, straight, double-edged, smoothly tapering to the point, with one wide central fuller on both sides. The central part of the blade has a drawing of a whining snake. The blades are welded with a «flaming» pattern of Damascus steel. Ephesus consists of a cross, a handle and a pommel. The shape of the hilt corresponds to the classic shape of the handle of a Carolingian sword. The silver crosshair and the pommel are overlaid with graceful openwork cut-out plates made of gold, decorated with traditional Scandinavian ornament in the «Bore» style. Ebony handle, decorated with carved ornament — stylized spiral braid. The scabbard is wooden, covered with black leather. The scabbard device consists of a mouth, a clip with two rings for hanging and a tip. The decoration of the scabbard is made in the same style as the hilt of the sword. The authors took the «D» type sword as a model, according to the classification of A.N. Kirpichnikov, found in a mound in the settlement of Gnezdovo. The largest authorities in archeology recognize this sample as the work of a Slavic master. The sword «Russian» is a work in which jewelry and weapons techniques of execution, in combination with noble materials, create and emphasize the spirit of hoary antiquity. A variety of used metal processing techniques, in combination with the classical form, bring the «Russian» sword on a par with the best examples of modern designer edged weapons. The rich decoration of the sword and its singularity make the presented work a collectible.
Material: Mosaic Damascus steel, cast damask steel, silver, gold, wood (maple), ebony, egnenka skin, leather.
Techniques of execution: Forging, polishing, investment casting, sawing, soldering, engraving, wood carving.
Overall size: 990 mm
Length without scabbard: 935 mm
Stick length: 195 mm
Blade length: 740 mm
Blade width: 60-45 mm
Blade thickness: 6-4.5 mm
Scabbard length: 795 mm