The Igla (the word means the “Needle” in Russian) is a multi-pupose light utility knife with very practical drop-point blade ideal for the most of the tasks. The 1/8 inch thick blade is made of Russian 420J (425 mod) high carbon rust resistant steel with Rockwell hardness of 55-57 HRC.
Similar to all of the Kizlyar knives, during the manufacturing special attention is paid to the heat treatment process to allow for easier sharpening and maintenance. The tang is drilled through and wrapped with wearproof para-cord. At any time, if in need, the handle can be easily stripped, and the cord could be used to make a light spear.