Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Dagestan used to be the centre of making weapons some time ago. It was even called “the weapon smithy” of the Caucasus. But the situation has changed considerably. Good masters still live there but the craft is on the verge of extinction.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Such drawings are first to be made. Each pattern, each smallest detail is to worked out down to a millimetre.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

This man is a father of several sons. The craft of weapons making is inherited in this family from grandfather to father, from father to sons. But unfortunately young men of the family are getting more and more interested in iPhones and TV, long hard work with tools does not seem attractive anymore. Besides, such masters do not earn much.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Steel sword.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Stick with a secret.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Applying patterns. This work is hard as hell.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Thin wire is hammered into the wood.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

This man makes guns and rifles.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Isn’t it wonderful?

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

It’s no way fake but a fully functioning mechanism.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

This thing is used for gunpowder storage.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Another exhibit.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

The shop in Kizlyar where knives are made. Practically no manual labor, no stamping.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Works of this blacksmith are valued several times higher.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Making ornaments on blades.

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Weapon Makers of the Caucasus

Texts, labels and images are applied to blades with laser.

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