Sword "Baptism of Russia"

Sword "Baptism of Russia"

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Sword "Baptism of Russia" made in St. Petersburg gunsmith of "Russian Blade".
Damascus double-edged blade made inscription "BAPTISM OF ANCIENT RUSSIA 988" in the form of prints presented a scene of baptism of Kyiv residents in the waters of the Dnieper.
The rite of baptism holds the bishop and his assistants sent by the Byzantine emperors Basil II and Constantine IX. Some people of Kiev baptized with humility, the other with delight. These feelings are clearly portrayed master gestures of his characters. Prince Vladimir himself in this scene there, because he converted to Christianity even earlier in Byzantium they captured the city of Korsun (Chersonesos modern).
Picture of Prince, we see on the other side of the blade, where it is accompanied by the bishop and the retainer. It was his uncle Dobrynya, who will soon be baptized Novgorod. They watch over the construction of the church. In the background, lying defeated pagan idols.
The hilt of the sword and scabbard are interlaced with leather lace that gives a special style of the subject.
Elements of the handle and sheath made of distressed silver and decorated with ancient Russian ornament supplemented gilding. The cross is made of Damascus steel and silver wire wrapped.
Sword "Baptism of Russia" has a high artistic and collectible value, this piece of modern art weapons copyright.

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