Kizlyar U-5 is a light camping knife, a great addition to an ax. The knife copes with most of the tasks that may arise during a camping tour. However, its main function is to cut and shave. Due to the sloping shape, the blade lets putting less effort when cut. In the kitchen U-5 also performs at a high level.
The handle is entirely stacked of leather washers pressed on the shank. The elliptical cross-section of the handle is convenient for both forward and reverse grip.
Compared with wooden, the leather handle of U-5 is “warmer”, pleasant to the touch and soft, and confidently lies in hand.
The versatility of the knife performs well in Northern conditions. The knife is not recommended for fishing and cutting game in the regions with hot and humid climate: the leather handle will quickly soaked with wet and blood.
The leather sheath with a hard suspension is well stitched and riveted. The knife is fixed with a buttoned half-belt.
U-5 is somewhat different from most traditional knives. Its screwed-on pommel has a lanyard hole which allows attaching a leather strap thus ensuring safe retention of the knife while using it near water. Also, it can be tightened to compress the leather washer handle in case the leather should shrink. This prevents the handle coming loose. The handle is stacked of compressed oil soaked natural leather washers compressed onto the knife tang and topped off with the threaded pommel. All the fittings, both the pommel and cross-guard, are made of 420J (425 mod) steel. This adds more protection against rust and staining.
The hand-stitched sheath is made of heavy genuine leather. It features a belt hanger and a flap for secure and safe retention of the knife while sheathed.
Each blade of the “U” series is unrepeatable and unique. Unsheathing Kizlyar U-5 knife, you will not go unnoticed.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons.