The form of grinding is the concave lens. It takes a little less than half the width of the blade. The butt, at the area of its junction to the handle, has a grooved recess serving as a thumb stop, which certainly helps during hard work.
The wooden handle is made of Caucasian walnut. It is very handy for various grips. The whole construction of the knife is very strong: the wide shank is the continuation of the blade and runs the entire length of the handle. The pommel provides a lanyard hole and a special projection used as a hammer or an ice pick.
The knife is well balanced, has a high durability and retains an attractive appearance for many years, even without special care.
The knife is supplied with the sheath of the immersion type made of thick leather. It can be mounted to the waist belt both tightly and on the free suspension.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons.
The hand-made Kizlyar knives are manufactured in Daghestan, a mountaineous contry in the East of the Nortern Caucasus, since 1990. The manufacturer has an excellent reputation for high-quality blades and affordable prices.
In 1995 the Kizlyar received their export license.
The company bases their knife manufacturing on centuries-old smith traditions. They incorporate ancient methods into modern technologies to produce outstanding knives of a highest quality. The Kizlyar knives are still hand-made and individually tested before leaving the factory. These ensure the highest level of quality control. The manufacturer don’t outsource their labour to other countries, though their prices are still kept reasonable, competitive and attractive.
The Kizlyar knives are considered Russia’s best, and they are so well thought of, that the Prime Minister of Russia gives to war heroes and VIP-guests of the Kremlin.
Each of the Kizlyar knives has an individual serial number giving it a personal touch.