Hello, my dear judges of beauty! My name is Oleg Gushchin. I am an artist- knife maker. I concern myself with drafting, design and artistic finish of cold steel arms and jewelries. I use an individual approach and new creative decisions in my every piece of work. Furthermore, I know and respect classic styles and traditional arms and jewelry schools.

I was born in Tula. And this very fact means the beginning of my carrier of an arm maker.

Almost every second person is a gun maker there. Also I came to believe in predestination: wherever I go or whatever I ask - there are gun makers or jewelers everywhere. When I was 17, I had sold my first knife, made with the help of my tutor. Since then to this day, cold steel arms are the source of my bread and butter.

I studied in Orel art school. I improved my skills training with the best Russian artist gun makers and jewelers.

I master different techniques of jewelry materials artistic processing: engraving, etching, jewelry works, stone setting, inlay, wood and bone carving. I like working with silver, gold, black wood (ebony), diamonds. Gold is just a beautiful and nice material. Brilliants attach particular value to the work which is of no small importance. And I just like black wood very much. I don’t know why, I simply like it.

It is not the handicraft itself that I like, but the fact that God gave me the opportunity to create and to make what I wanted – I mean to incarnate an artistic concept in a material. My art school tutor said: the two dragons are terrible and God help you if you become one of them. The first one is an artist who has not become a master, the second one is a master who has not become an artist.

Some things are born immediately; the other ones need long months of work. So I have to enter into details. Sometimes, a sketch elaboration takes several months. And only after that working in material begins.

I participated in different international art exhibitions. My works are kept in many private collections and in Armory Chember of the Moscow Kremlin. I present you my works of various years.


нож "Сокол"

Автор Олег Гущин  2020 г. Сталь Х12, стабилизированная карельская берёза,серебро. Художественное травление, художественное литьё, гравировка.


"Сергий Радонежский"

 Нож "Сергий Радонежский" автор О.Гущин  2019 год.
Сталь Х12, серебро, золото, моржовый клык, перламутр, белый мрамор.
Художественное травление, гравировка, резьба по кости, инкрустация.



Нож "Сон шамана"  автор О. Гущин    2019г.
Сталь Х12,   серебро, золото, чёрное дерево, рубины.
Художественное травление, резьба по дереву, гравировка,
 всечка, художественное литьё.


Нож "Белый город"

 Автор О.Гущин   2017г.  Сталь Х12, серебро, золото, моржовый клык. Художественное травление, гравировка, инкрустация, всечка, резьба по кости.




Нож "Дух леса" 2018г. автор О. Гущин.
Сталь Х12, рог буйвола, сталь, золото, серебро, ювелирные камни.
Резьба по кости, художественное литьё, гравировка, всечка, художественное травление.
Нож "Дух леса" фрагмент.


Нож "Хозяин тайги"

    Автор О. Гущин, 2018г.
Дамаский клинок Егора Асеева.
Серебро, чёрное дерево (эбен), рог буйвола, гранат, кожа.
Резьба, гравировка, художественное литьё.
 Работа с кожей - Сергей Мурашов.



 Ятаган.  Автор реплики О. Гущин.   Серебро, позолота, кораллы, моржовый клык. Пайка, гравировка. Клинок - Турция, середина 19 века.


Нож "Таёжное Царство"

Нож "Таёжное Царство"    автор О.Гущин 2018г.
Сталь Х12, серебро, золото, титан, палисандр, гранат.
 Гравировка, художественное травление.
"Таёжное Царство" - нож в ножнах. Автор О.Гущин.
 Кожаные ножны от Сергея Мурашова.

Нож "Таёжное царство" ракурс.
Нож "Таёжное Царство" навершие.

Нож "Таёжное Царство" гарда.