The exhibition presents masterpieces of Caucasian weapons of high historical, cultural and artistic value. A number of master armourers and jewelers were awarded the title of "The Armourer of His Imperial Majesty" and got a right to place the national emblem on their products.
In the Caucasus, the quality of blades was highly valued, and the production secrets were owned by several dynasties of masters. Most famous among them are Geurk Eliarov (Eliazarov), who worked in Tiflis, Magdesy Purunsuzov (Burunsuzov), the Chechen master Chilla and his descendants, master Bazalay, and Dagestan masters Chalandar, Shahmanai.
The mastery of cold-arms and firearms finishing was also a matter of pride for its owner. In the mid-nineteenth century, the recognized specialist, the master of silversmith was Joseph (Hovsep) Papov (Popov), who received medals and awards at national and international exhibitions. He was involved in the finish of bladed weapons (daggers, longsknives), firearms (pistols, handguns), and also pieces of equipment (powder flasks).