About us

Welcome to the official website of the gunsmith Zhigzhit Bayaskhalanov. Participant of international and all-Russian exhibitions. His works are kept in private collections in Russia and abroad. Honored Artist of the Republic of Buryatia. Member of the Union of Artists of Russia. Member of the Guild of Italian Artists.




Zhigzhit Bayaskhalanov is an author who creates knives and sculptures in a recognizable author's style, which have a deep meaning. Zhigzhit draws ideas for his works from the heritage of his ancestors, inspired by the wealth of Buryat legends and myths and the beauty of his native nature. Zhigzhit was born and raised in the Aginsky Buryat district. As a child, he became interested in the tools of his father, a master of metalworking and jewelry, and followed in his footsteps, becoming a knifemaker-jeweler. In 2016, his knives were presented at the "Style. Image. Harmony. Gunsmiths of Modern Russia” in the State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, which demonstrated his high level of skill. And two years earlier, Zhigzhit discovered a new page in his work by starting to create a sculpture, and already in 2015 his personal exhibition "Forward to the Origins" took place at the Irkutsk Regional Museum of Local Lore in Irkutsk, the exposition of which included his first sculptures.