Tula craftsmen achieved amazing success. By heating the metal in special furnaces, they received annealed steel shades from dark green to purplish, light blue and pink. Blue looked particularly impressive in combination with light tones of crude steel, and to achieve a subtle color effects added or gilded bronze decorative details. In the late eighteenth and the nineteenth century, these skilled craftsmen, metal produced a variety of luxury goods and even furniture. In Tula samovars produced remarkable. Dresses decorated with beads and spangles of glittering steel. Faceted steel jewelry perfectly imitated gems shine. They perform a variety of shapes - spherical and oblong, and of different sizes, some the size of a bead, used for edging. The surface of the parts polished, smooth and shiny as a mirror. Tula craftsmen were so famous that Nikolai Leskov in 1881 wrote about them a well-known story. He told of how the English master, willing to show his superiority in the metal, produced and sent to the Russian steel flea, and Tula gunsmith, a southpaw, was able to outperform overseas Artisan; he managed to hack the steel flea.