The barrel-shaped handle is made of Caucasian walnut and supplemented with a small steel guard. It follows the shape of a compressed palm providing a reliable and secure control of the knife’s movements. At the end of the handle there is a lanyard hole.
The knife comes with the immersion-type leather sheath with an additional suspension loop, which gives a considerable freedom.The sheath can be fastened not only in the standard way – on the belt, but can also be hanged handle down on the tactical load-bearing vest.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons and has the confirming certificate.
“Taran” is a Russian word meaning “battering ram” – an ancient weapon used during a city siege.
The Taran Kizlyar Knife’s design refers to the “Finka” – the knife of Scandinavian ice fishermen who needed a tough, but narrow blade in order to easily stab the catch into its brain for quicker kill.
The concave sharpening of the blade with high razor-type slopes helpsl to achieve a special thinness and sharpness of the cut.
The fairly long blade of the knife is good for cutting up fish.
During the years since its launch in 2006, the knife has become the manufacturer’s best selling utility knife all over Europe and and Noth America. It is a most popular among fishermen, campers and small game hunters.
The 5/32 inch thick blade is made of Z60 steel hardened to 56-58 HRC. Almost 0.5% of carbon allows the blade to keep its edge sharp even when used heavily. At the same time, being relatively mild hardened, the steel allows easy sharpening with even basic equipment.