Meet the NSK series of Kizlyar flic knives!
The abbreviation “NSK” stands for “Kizlyar Clasp-Knife”.
The Russian historical name of a jackknife is close to the notion of “penknife”, due to the use of small folding pocket knives to repair goose pens when writing.
The Kizlyar NSK-4 is a medium-size folding knife designed for everyday usage in urban environments.
It is not a lock blade, therefore is used for lighter tasks. The handle is made of molded ABS polymer, so the knife is lighter than other NSKs of the class and is easy to carry.
On the background of the legion of Chinese knives of any kind, the release of NSK-4 in one-piece plastic body proves to be a very good solution.
Due to the fluoroplastic washers mounted on the blade’s axis of rotation, the knife has no cross backlash characteristic for the like constructions. The washers prevent the blade from touching the housing and make the slip of the blade better.
The NSK-4 comes with handles of various colors.
What the NSK-4 is needed for?
It is a simple and inexpensive pocket knife designed for a vide range of jobs which do not require a large load on the blade. These are almost all the food works. The length of the blade allows cutting fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, meat and fish. You will not regret if take the knife on a picnic or outing, where set of knives always “die” from the hands of good friends. A lot of knives were lost during such walks, and, unlike the NSK-4, it would be a great pity to lose a more expensive knife.
Kizlyar NSK-4 may lie as a duty knife in the house, garage or car.
When you travel to another city, it will find its place, too, and if you forget it in a hotel, it will not be a big problem.
The knife is also good for mushroom picking or fishing, and if you order the handle of a bright color, you will have a chance to find it in case of loss.
You never know where else you could find this wonderful knife useful.
Knife Kizlyar NSK-4 has a pretty decent size. In reality, it is bigger than it seems on the photo image.
The slightly curved blade with the beveled butt has an aggressive look. The bevel is almost 2/3 of the blade’s length. The grinds are concave, the edge angle is 35-40 degrees. With the butt thickness of 3/32 inch, it positively affects the quality of the cut. The blade and the tip and strong, it will be difficult to break them.
On the left plane of the blade there is a fingernail slot to open the knife.
The spearhead is strongly lowered, so if you attempt a direct blow, this can lead to the folding of the blade on your fingers. You should also be careful when power cutting of hard materials, when it comes to applying force to the butt.
Self-folding of the blade only occurs at an angle of 40 degrees.
The standard knife is made of 420J (425 mod) steel, well proven by Kizlyar.
The plastic of the housing is very durable, the plates’ thickness is 7/32 inch (5 mm). The NSK-4 handle is convenient in its shape and size.
In the front, near the blade, there is a small fence to protect fingers from slipping on the cutting edge.
At the same place, in front of the handle, there are two grooves for the convenience of the index and middle fingers.
At the end of the handle there is a stop prevent the slipping of the knife from your hand. In the pommel is a regular-size lanyard hole.
The knife does not refer to melee weapons.
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“Drofa” is Russian name of a rare prairie bird – great bustard, a favorite object of the national hunt.
The great bustard’s appearance is very similar to the ostrich, but it is smaller. The graceful silhouette of the bird clapped the master’s eyes, and was embodied in the line of the blade.
Drofa Kizlyar Knife is an excellent example of a tourist knife, copes with its tasks at any time and under any conditions.
On the both sides of the blade there is a thematic decorative pattern.
“Lis” is a Russian name of the male fox. Kizlyar Lis is a very sharp high quality carving knife. This “hard worker” effectively copes with the tasks typical for this category of knives.
The Lis is universal tourist and a carving knife. It combines functionality and pleasing appearance.
The anti-reflective blade is decorated with fox muzzle. Black oxide coating makes the blade more “tactical”.
The steel bolsters installed on this model of the Kizlyar Irbis improve the balance of the knife due to the accentuated center of gravity, making it more inertial and more likely to retain the impulse force attached to the knife.
Additionally, the steel bolsters protect handle from the failure during the intensive work.
Irbis is the Russian name for the snow leopard.
Kizlyar U-2 has been underestimated as a universal camping knife, and continues to be popular just as a kitchen knife.
Nevertheless, the beauty of the blade lies in its simplicity, and if you take it in hand, you immediately feel its potential and brutal character.
Long and narrow blade is made of stainless steel. On the both sides of the blade there is a “tattoo” with Russian ornament.
A paratrooper’s vest (Telnyashka) with light blue stripes, designed for the Soviet and then Russian Airborne Troops.
The fabric type – interlock stitch structure: double dense 100% cotton fabric.
A Telnyashka of such a fabric retains heat well, and is hypoallergenic, good to wear – elastic, does not stretch and shed, its texture looks very deserving, its right and wrong sides are the same.
A sailor’s vest (Telnyashka) with dark blue stripes, designed for the Soviet and then Russian Marines.
The fabric type – stockinette structure: a thin pleasant tissue, mostly for summer clothes, made of natural cotton. The right and wrong sides of such a tissue differ in texture.
The peculiarity of the vest of this fabric is that it runs breadth greatly, without losing its shape. But stretching it long will not work. In addition, this fabric is almost crease-resistant.