by Nikolai
found in Krasnoyarsk,in 1990


dimensions: 16x17x30 cm
weight: 1 kg
— The skate lies here, goes right here. It's got such a long blade. The boot hangs here, and this thing has to go right here. You have to move it somehow, so that the blades are balanced, so that they are exactly parallel to one another. Without this they don't swing about. No, well, it's ok, it has to move along this thing here. It was all finished when was I was fourteen; I did it for five years. This thing goes here, like this. So. By the way, I remember now where the skate goes, how it's all done. So, here, this is all drawn back, then this thing is raised up, this thing here, then the blade has to be pressed, it's pressed down with these here. There's a special circle for ordinary skates, it rocks them, so that they don't knock. This thing is raised, it lies on the blade and they should balance themselves. And the same here. Then you take it away and they sharpen the skates. First you sharpen with a rough blade, then with "ilich," well, like zero sandpaper. Then you smear that "ilich," with oil, sharpen again, then you take off the burr with a bit of "ilich." Then you're ready to go. I mean, it's not possible on such blunt skates.

Nadya (daughter)
from Krasnoyarsk
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