Chubinsky A.

Abstract: The article describes the cold weapons which have been stored in the Kremlin Armory since 17th century and have a distinctive feature of their design: movable sounding items – “rolling pearls”. Besides their counterparts in the world collec- tions the blades equipped with “rolling pearls” in the collection of the Kremlin contains “sounding” Russian spears and axes, Iranian maces. The technology of such weapons remains unknown and the reason for their emergence can be explained only by of the magic mentality of their owner.

Keywords: Pierced blades, «rolling pearls», «tears of afflicted», Iranian medieval arms, Russian medieval arms, sabres, daggers, spears, maces, animism