Results of the Ryback-2 Kizlyar Knife testing based on customer reviews.
“Whatever may be said, but the name given to any subject affects its perception –“how do you call a boat, so she will float.” Once the knife is called Ryback (Fisherman), I won’t hunt for the mammoth with it, I, and won’t cut roofing material either. But I will go on a fishing trip. Tacking the size of the knife – on a deep-sea fishing, there is a bigger fish.”
“The knife is very beautiful and suits well as a gift – for those who are working with a knife (it’s not a souvenir!).
The thickness of the cutting edge: at the heel (ricasso) – 0.026 in; in the middle of the arc-shaped rise to the tip – 0.023 in. The handle slabs are flawlessly adjusted to the shank. The rivets heads are set very carefully. The handle is polished to a mirror shine. After contact with water the sheen turned into matt. Though the tactile sensation did not changed, the wood did not become rough.
The handle is very ergonomic and it self-centers as compressing in the palm.
Shaving quality – shaves with ease, no irritation.”
“Finally I got to fish. It is very convenient to cut the fish into pieces, the blade’s length helps. The bones were cut tightly – sometimes I pressed the butt with the left hand.
Once out on the nature I tried to cut the cane for the tent bedding. The result is excellent. Long and wide blade allows you to mow almost without looking.”
Conclusion: “The kitchen, including field, is the hobbyhorse of the knife. To cut a salad on a cutting board is just fun, but it is not very comfortable to peel potatoes with it.
Thick branches up to two fingers are cut / chopped pretty well. To cut pegs for fire, spinning, and the like is easy. But chopping wood is not for the “fisherman”.
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Extraordinarily beautiful and user friendly Drofa Kizlyar knife.
Decorated with brass hilt and pommel, and a deep handmade pattern on the blade.
“Drofa” is Russian name of a rare prairie bird – great bustard, a favorite object of the national hunt.
The great bustard’s appearance is very similar to the ostrich, but it is smaller. The graceful silhouette of the bird clapped the master’s eyes, and was embodied in the line of the blade.
The SH-4 Kizlyar Knife combines the best features of combat, utility, hunting and survival knives.
Designed for Russian paratroopers, the knife is lighter than other combat knives, and its blade has been extra heat treated for maximum strength and outstanding edge keeping qualities.
The Sterkh (Siberian Crane) is a kind of white cranes nesting in the North of Russia. The Sterkh Kizlyar Knives series have co-opted the nobility and gliding lines of the bird.
The three models of the knife differ from each other only in the length of the blade. Sterkh-2 is the medium one. Its blade’s length is 5 9/16 inch (141 mm).
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Christ Pantocrator” (Christ, Ruler of All).
The iconic image of Christ Pantocrator is considered one the first images of the Lord, appeared in the Early Christian Church. It is still a central icon of the Eastern Orthodox Church.
The is a half-length image of Jesus Christ, holding the New Testament in His left hand, and making a blessing gesture with the right.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Theotokos of the Inexhaustible Chalice”.
The “Inexhaustible Chalice” (i.e., Non-intoxicating Cup) is a Russian Icon which belongs to the Orans type (a figure with extended arms or bodily attitude of prayer) and is considered miraculous.
The Russian Orthodox Church claims that the Icon helps those suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction.
The feast day for this icon is May 5.