The Russian masters started producing arms embellished with
decorative elements. Then the tsarist government invited masters from arms
making centers of Germany - Zolingen and Klingental. Russian masters became
familiar with foreign culture and manner of producing and decorating blades
and pursued their own Russian style, open another sides and possibilities of
this kind of arts.
The Zlatoust engraving technique enabled the master to
accentuate the worth and quality of the Russian cold steel such as sabers,
dirks, poniards, knives to impart significance to it and to render brightness
and festivity to it. The works of the Zlatoust masters were displayed in the
national and international expositions were they won worthy awards. Zlatoust
engravers of our days continue traditions of the ancient masters.
The visitors also could attend the unique Reserves in Ilmen,
Ziuratkul and Taganai, where the natural resources are studied by the
specialists of the Reserves and scholars of the Institute of Mineralogy by the
Ural branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The tourists can directly
participate in scientific works of the expeditions. Collection of samples for
training and study is guarantee.
Every future participant has to take preparatory course of
training through Internet-Forum for acquainting himself with scientific
problems of the expedition and discussing in real-time environment the
questions, which interest him. Besides, on the site of the tour one can get to
know detailed information about conditions of work and life and look through a
set of scientific materials and surveys prepared by the scientific body of the
The tour’s program.
The tour offers to the participant to make acquaintance
with the historic past of the Zlatoust engraving on steel (visits to the
Museum of local lore, history and economy, Limited company "Bulat",
assortment room of the engineering works, Cheliabinsk Museum of the Ural arts
and crafts). The tour also includes practical training in essential
technological processes of engraving on steel (drawing, etching, nickel
plating, gilding, bluing) at the workshops of Zlatoust arts and crafts,
visitations of the natural parks "Tagansi" and "Ziuratkul"
and the Ilmen Reserve.
Duration of the tour: 7 days.
Lodging: at the hotel “Taganai”.
Term: the whole year round.
Transportation: by a comfortable bus.
Food: two meals a day in restaurants.
Medical aid: rendered in case of need.
Escort: English or German speaking guide for a
Group size: no less than 15 people.
Equipment: no special equipment is required.
Weather conditions: average temperature - in summer
+15 ° C,
in winter -13 ° C.
Cost: $ 860
The cost does not include: the air tickets Moscow
– Chelyabinsk – Moscow and medical insurance.