The bevel butt slopes down and has no sharpening. Due to the geometry of the blade, its weight and balance, the knife is handy to throw. It easily stics into a tree even with a small force. The thick flat butt, almost as wide as 7/32 inch, and about half of the blade in length, permits to use the knifefor splitting logs. Its convenient handle and considerable weight of the blade permit to efficiently cut trees. Thus the knife can replace an ax in a campaign.
The Kolyma resembles the classic Ka-Bar USMC knife with its Bowie style clip point blade and the slightly curved false edge. However, the handmade Kolyma knife is crafred of a higher quality steel and built to last. The hardness of the blade allows you to cut the edge of a coin without any visible changes on the cutting edge of the knife.
The newest ‘river’ series of the Kizlyar knives feature a unique hidden full tang design, whereby the extremely durable Elastron G handle is molded over the tang pressing the guard firmly into place. To ensure the handle will not work its way loose an additional steel pommel is bolted into the bottom of the tang, which acts both as a retainer as well as creating a hard curved surface for breaking ice, glass, etc.
The knife is delivered with a submersible-type sheath made of thick genuine leather. It can be mounted both to the waist belt 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.