Zaworotko I.

Abstract: The production of sabres and shashkas in Pavlovsk steel- locksmith area

The article analyzes information about the production of white weapons (saber and blades) in Pavlovsk steel- locksmith area that were included in Gorbatovskiy county of Nizhny Novgorod and Murom district of the Vladimir province in the second half of the 19th century. Production of blades developed on the basis of handicraft knife production. Systematized information about the main manufacturers and their products related to military weapons: Varapaevo, Zavialovo, Koryttsevo, Korobkovo, Buslaevo, Tsvetovo, Kondratievo. Interesting documents about the organization of the manufacture of blades, technology of their production and verification between the second half of the 19th century – first quarter of the 20th century are given. The analysis suggests that in the second half of the 19th century – the first quarter of the 20th century in Pavlovskiy steel- locksmith area handicraft and factory production of sabres and shashkas was organized.

Keywords: Pavlovsky steel-locksmih district, blade, sabre, saber, handicraft.