The straight blade has a slight convex bevel butt. Its shape is versatile enough to cope with the most work possible. The grinds come from the butt. In the section it is a flat wedge. When viewed from above, the butt also gently tapers to the tip. This form of grinding and the fine cutting edge of the blade provide excellent cutting characteristics.
The handle is very comfortable to grip it in various ways. The construction is very strong, since the shank of the blade is its continuation and runs the entire length of the handle.
The handle is made of Elastron G, a kind of rubber-plastic owing excellent anti-friction properties. Due to it, the work with the knife is perfectly safe, despite the absence of limiting stops on the handle.
Convenient submersible sheath is made of high-quality genuine leather.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons.
If you need a knife which is able to cope with any task, the Sterkh-1 is the one. It is the ideal instrument for skinning game animals, cutting rope, fire sticks… This knife is eager to handle almost any job you are going to take on.
Designed as a modern version of traditional Siberian knives, Sterkh-1 gives the centuries-oldpattern new lease on life, but with modern materials and new technologies.
The knife is a best example of the kizlyar’s authentic two-piece construction. It is well fitted with a molded handle of black Elastron grooved to reduce twisting and increase leverage during hard use. The shape of the handle fits the hand, and the handle itself is molded around and into the tang in a way, which guarantees that even in case that the handle were to work its way loose, it could not come free of the tang.
Its medium thick high polished fully flat blade provides a fine slicing edge, retaining a thin butt. This makes it a highly flexible versatile knife capable of skinning game, slicing and shaving rough material, including woodcarving with its tip.
The fairly rigid black hand-stitched russian leather sheath features multiple knife retention points and a belt hanger so the knife can be worn while sitting.