A traditional hunting and utility knife of the Russian North.
The blade is adapted to cut and able to pierce with the tip. The butt is slightly curved upwards. The concave shape of the blade sharpening helps to achieve a particular fineness and sharpness of the cutting edge. The sharpening angle is variable: 40 degrees – closer to the hilt, and about 60 – at the tip.
The handle is warm and pleasant to the touch. The knife gently and confidently lies in the hand. The shape in cross-section is ellipse. At the bottom – near the pommel and front bolster – there are small recesses for easy grip and unsheathing.
The shape of the handle is convenient for the forward and reverse grip.
The sheath is made of tight black 1/8 inch thick natural leather. The knife almost completely sinks there, leaving only 5/8 inch of the handle visible. For more convenient extraction of the knife out of the sheath it is recommended to use the lanyard.
Kizlyar U-4 Knife is very handsome and sharp, so you should be cautious and careful when using it.
U-4 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, bothe 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.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons.