Personal introduction

Thank you for visiting my site! My name is Kirill A. Rivkin, and I specialize in historical Asian weapons, with the emphasis on:
a. Caucasus, edged weapons and armor in XVI-XIXth century.
b. Medieval nomadic cultures – from Pontic-Caspian Steppe in the West to Japan in the East.
c. Middle East.

What you will find here is various short articles (mostly just personal rants, but some are legitimate research) written by me over the years, reviews and purchase information regarding my books, as well as a number of photographs, both of weapons and other beautiful things.

You are welcome to contact me at any time at and I hope you’ll enjoy my work. You can also find on my facebook page various short updates and announcements.