The handle slabs made of resin impregnated Caucasian walnut are firmly riveted to the full tang of the knife. The thickness of the handle at the widest point is 1 inch, at the narrow – 19/32 inches. The width of the handle at the level of the middle row of the rivets is 1 ¼ inch.
The bolsters and fittings are made of bright polished stainless steel. They present the fit and finish of a finely crafted custom knife.
The blade of the hollow ground type is as sharp as a straight razor and mirror polished to a highly reflective luster.
The blade thickness is 5/32 inch, the tip of the blade – 1/16 inch, the cutting edge – 3/64 inch.
Each of the Kizlyar knives is delivered with a top quality sheath, and Sobol is no exception. The knife is housed in a heavy, treated leather sheath.
The handle is immersed in the sheath for about the half of its length and securely fixed by friction.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons.
Kizlyar Sobol – is a knife of small length, but sufficient thickness at the same time. The blade is easy to perform both small tasks, such as peeling and cutting food, and more labor-intensive jobs, such as hard work on wood.
The three-dimensional handle features comfortable grip when performing various types of work. It is slightly curved, increases gradually in thickness and width toward the rear. The knife fits comfortably in your hand, especially when used in demanding conditions – no sharp corners or unnatural curves. The finger groove helps to grip the handle at a specific position, but without any coercion.
The wide blade is perfectly polished. Due to its width, it can be used as a small shovel, for example, when preparing a place for a fire.
The double-sided steel guard gives the knife a reliable and confident look.
The knife is held firmly in its sheath. Its unsheathing is convenient, and does not require much effort. Due to the stiffness of the leather the blade insertion is easy and intuitive.
The Kizlyar Sobol, as well as its “big brother” Terek-2, stands out from the crowd of knives due to its appearance.
The handsome silhouette, ergonomic handle, thick butt create a good impression from the very first moment of the acquaintance with Sobol.