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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“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.
Drofa Kizlyar Knife is an excellent example of a tourist knife, copes with its tasks at any time and under any conditions.
On the both sides of the blade there is a thematic decorative pattern.
“Lis” is a Russian name of the male fox. Kizlyar Lis is a very sharp high quality carving knife. This “hard worker” effectively copes with the tasks typical for this category of knives.
The Lis is universal tourist and a carving knife. It combines functionality and pleasing appearance.
The anti-reflective blade is decorated with fox muzzle. Black oxide coating makes the blade more “tactical”.
The steel bolsters installed on this model of the Kizlyar Irbis improve the balance of the knife due to the accentuated center of gravity, making it more inertial and more likely to retain the impulse force attached to the knife.
Additionally, the steel bolsters protect handle from the failure during the intensive work.
Irbis is the Russian name for the snow leopard.
Kizlyar U-2 has been underestimated as a universal camping knife, and continues to be popular just as a kitchen knife.
Nevertheless, the beauty of the blade lies in its simplicity, and if you take it in hand, you immediately feel its potential and brutal character.
Long and narrow blade is made of stainless steel. On the both sides of the blade there is a “tattoo” with Russian ornament.
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “The Virgin of Assuage My Sorrows”.
This miraculous icon is particularly revered in the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Virgin is depicted holding the Christ Child on the right hand, and touching His forehead with Her left hand.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Saint Michael the Archangel”.
St. Michael the Archangel is one of the most revered Archangels in Christianity, Judaism and Islam.
Many Russian flags conveyed his image, for Michael is worshiped as the supreme commander of God's army.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Vladimir” (The Vladimir Madonna).
This miraculous icon of the Virgin is one of the most revered relics of the Russian Church.
The icon is a half-length portrait of the Virgin in a dark red shawl, with Christ Child on the right hand, Who hugs His Mother’s neck and clings with His cheek to hers in a gentle gusty movement.
An Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “Our Lady of Smolensk” (Hodegetria).
According to legend, the icon was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist in the earthly life of the Virgin Mary.
The iconographic image of the Smolensk Icon is similar to the Iver Icon of Our Lady (the Iverskaya Virgin). The only difference is in the severity of facial expressions and the location of the figures of Our Lady and Christ Child.