Zavorotko I. D.

Information about the author Igor D. Zavorotko – private researcher in the field of  the history of cutlery in Russia and USSR, collector, the author of the book “Russian knife: history, marks and attribution of products of craftsmens in Pavlov 1830-1940”, (Moscow, Russia) All of author’s articles On the Manufacturing of the Sabers and Swords in the Pavlovsk Steelworker’s District General orders and circulaires of the Ministry of War of the Russian Empire related to melee weapons (1843-1917)

Toichkin D. V.

Information about the author Denis V. Toichkin – Ph.D., the Institute of History of Ukraine, the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the author of 2 books on history of Cossack cold steel, 47 printed articles, a specialist in the late medieval and early modern history of Eastern European arms and armor (Kiev, Ukraine) All of author’s articles Two 18th Century Sabers of the Balkan Origin from the Collection of Poltava Regional Museum

Khorasani M. M.

Information about the author Dr. Manouchehr Moshtagh Khorasani – is a leading researcher in the area of historical arms and armor from Iran and Iranian military history, doctrines and strategies.  He has published five books.  Among these his book “Arms and Armor from Iran: The Bronze Age to the End of the Qajar Period” and “Lexicon of Arms and Armor from Iran: A Study of Symbols and Terminology” have won the prestigious prize of “World Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran” granted by the Iranian Ministry of Culture.  His sixth book “Persian Fire and Steel: Historical Firearms of Iran” is going to be published soon.  He has published 151 print articles in different journals across the world, many of them are leading academic and military history journals (Frankfurt, German). All of author’s articles A Center of Gunmaking in Iran An annotated translation and description of an untitled Persian…

Kiziria V.

Information about the author Kiziria Vakhtang – M.A., consultant of GFM Studio LLC (production company), freelance consultant of the Arms and Armor department of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY, USA) All of author’s articles Western Georgia Broadswords and Sabers with Sloping Hilt without a Crossguard and Their Place in the Evolution of Caucasus Weapons with Long Blade On the Possible Functionality of a Mingrelian Stabbing Dagger in the Light of Analysis of Documented Precedents of Dagger Fighting

Bakradze I.

Information about the author Bakradze Irakliy – Ph.D., Ilia State University (Tbilisi, Georgia) All of author’s articles Western Georgia Broadswords and Sabers with Sloping Hilt without a Crossguard and Their Place in the Evolution of Caucasus Weapons with Long Blade

Anikin K. N.

Information about the author Konstantin N. Anikin – Head of Museum of history and archeology of Central Ural, Sverdlovsk Regional Museum (Yekaterinburg, Russia) All of author’s articles Mineral Surveyor V.F.Ludlov’s Small Sword

Arhangelskiy L.

Information about the author Arkhangelsky Leonid – Russian blacksmith and gunsmith. President of the Union of Blacksmiths of Russia. Author of researches on patterned steels. Korolev (Moscow region) All of author’s articles The “Paren’ knife” – Legends and Facts

Loparev S.

Information about the author Loparev Sergey – M.A. Research interests: the self-made submachine guns used by Belorussian Soviet partisans during World War II, (Minsk, Belarus) All of author’s articles The Self-made Submachine Guns Used by Belorussian Soviet Partisans During World War II

Sheremetev D. A.

Information about the author Denis A. Sheremetev – Leading Researcher, curator of the arsenal of the Russian Museum of Ethnography (St. Petersburg, Russia). Research interests: weapons in traditional culture, symbolism of the weapons, traditional military and hunting practices All of author’s articles For Stabbing or for Cutting? The Ways of Dagger Use by the Caucasus Peoples in the 19th century Weapon as a Party to a Relationship Concerning Shashka Hilts