The Kizlyar Strela knife got its name due to the shape of the blade resembling an arrow. The skeletal-type knife is ideal for throwing due to the absence of a traditional handle, which could be damaged. According to the manufacturer, the knife belongs to the category of “cutting and skinning.” In fact, this is a real dagger with a slightly defective handle.
Strela is powerful and rapid knife. Blade sharpening angle of the primary edge is 43-47 degrees, of the false edge – 45-48 degrees. The winding nylon para-cord on the handle is 7/32 inch thick. In case of intensive use, the cord needs regular washing – it absorbs moisture, dust and dirt greately. But nothing can scare the knife itself.
The thickness of the butt is 7/32 inches, and this is no joke.
The triangular back of the handle is designed to strike.
Small stops on the both sides of the double guard, except for their core mission, bear the function of the latches in the sheath.
The plastic sheath consists of two parts – the sheath itself, and the fastening that rotates 360 degrees and has the clear locking only in the upper position.
At the bottom of the sheath there is a drain hole, which (if you thread a cord through it) can act as a retainer for the lower mounting of the knife on a belt or gear.
The Kizlyar Strela knife is made in the now popular “military” style.
Due to its thickness it can be referred to the knives of concealed carrying. The para-cord wound around the handle performs the functions of a shock absorber, and the knife lies well in hand. The thickness of the winding para-cord matches well. Even wet cord does not alter the convenience and reliability of grip.
When in giving a hit, or dangerous “slippery” works, helps the lanyard (wrist strap), formed by the ends of the cord.
The proportions of the false edge in relation to the total length of the blade are are observed well.
The design of the sheath is adapted to be worn on a tactical load-bearing vest or in a thigh pocket of trousers.
The shape and the name of the knife – “Strela” mens “arrow” in Russian – intend that it may be used as a dart knife. This intention of the knife is beyond any doubt. The knife enters into the goal steadily and deeply, even if thrown from the distance of 50 feet when gripped by the handle.
Kizlyar Strela makes it easy to open cans and boxes of ammunition (ammunition box). For these it is better to use the sharpened false edge in order to keep the primary sound.
The blade thickness allows effortless cleaving of dry wood. In this case, you needn’t worry about the side loads on the blade. The knife withstands them safely.
Thanks to the good balancing and weight of the knife, it allows cutting thick branches (up to 5/8 inch) aweigh.
The knife does not refer to melee weapons.
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