What materials and coatings do you use?

I use wood materials which are usually walnut, pear, and chimshir. Furthermore, I use wood from trees such as apple, cherry, hawthorn, and other exotic trees.

Inlays are from colored and precious metals.

For the blades of the knives I use high quality stainless steel, and first-class Damascus steel from Russia.

Coating on the wood: the wood is baytsva impregnated with natural oils on the base of flax and wax (through an ancient recipe). The ends are finely polished and sealed with a high-quality Indian shellac (the so-called French polish).

Coating on the metals: complete or partial gilding, silver-plate, rodievi coating, chrome, anodized (for aluminum parts), different color oxidation, and other coatings.