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.
The Sterkh (Siberian Crane) is a kind of white cranes nesting in the North of Russia. The Sterkh Kizlyar Knives series have co-opted the nobility and gliding lines of the bird.
The three models of the knife differ from each other only in the length of the blade. Sterkh-1 is the shortest one. Its blade’s length is 4 25/32 inch (121 mm).
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, ending with a special projection for ice picking.
The handle is made of Caucasian walnut. Its slabs are topingly adjusted to the shank, and the rivet heads are planted very carefully. The handle also provides the lanyard hole.
Convenient submersible sheath is made of high-quality genuine leather.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons.