Kizlyar Piranya (piranha) had originally been a made-to-order work of authorship, and only later it was launched into mass production.
The tip of the blade is almost at its centerline, which is evidenced by its excellent penetrating capability.
For the obvious reasons, the manufacturer refers Piranya to the category of cutting and skinning knives, though depending on the application, it can be called a reserve, auxiliary, self-defense or concealed carry knife.
If you, above all, appreciate small volume and light weight, then this knife will completely replace your basic one without any compromise in functionality.
The handle formed by winding of the para-cord around the shank can deliver some discomfort during long power load, but the estimated volume of such works for the knife is not so much. The para-cord absorbs and dampens the angles of the handle.
Under the cord there are hidden holes cut to facilitate the blade. There is no browning around the holes, probably due to the nature of the processing. The handle lies comfortably in the palm in any grip. The upper and lower stops are well made in the right places.
Since hunters and fishermen appreciate this knife, though the para-cord handle can easily absorb any moisture, the smell of fish, dirt and grease, be slippery and sticky of blood, Kizlyar Piranya fits perfectly for hiking with a multi-day itinerary, where low weight and compactness play a major role. In any case, should the need arise, the para-cord can always be washed and dried at rest in the evening around the campfire. The process of unwinding and rewinding is very simple and requires no special skills.
Kizlyar Piranya (piranha) is a very handsome, strong and light knife of a smoothly curved shape in the Oriental style. Its look suits its name since it resembles the fish after which is named.
Piranya is a universal multi-purpose utility knife with a versatile extremely tough 5/32 inch thick blade made of French Z60 steel with Rockwell hardness of 56-58 HRC. Like all Kizlyar knives much attention has been paid to the process of heat treatment which allows easy sharpening and maintenance. The tang is drilled and wrapped with heavy duty para-cord. If in need, the handle can be easily stripped and the cord could be used to make a makeshift spear.
The aggressive blade has a handy 13/16 inch serrated edge, easily cutting rope and other soft materials.
The back, at the place of its junction to the handle, has a recess for the thumb resting, which provides a strong and secure grip.
The knife is fully blackened to minimize glare.
Kizlyar Piranya copes with cooking duties, pealing vegetables, cutting food. It easily opens cans without any damage, successfully copes with chopping firewood and other camp work.
The knife is supplied sheath of sturdy leather, as beautiful as the knife itself. On the both sides, the sheath is decorated with relief thematic stampings.
Despite all the efforts of the knife to remain inconspicuous, its use will attract everybody’s attention and jaundice.
The knife does not apply to melee weapons and has the confirming certificate.
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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.
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The Lis is universal tourist and a carving knife. It combines functionality and pleasing appearance.
The Kizlyar Strela knife is made in the now popular “military” style.
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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.
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The sleeve insignia of the 25th Separate Special Actions Detachment of the Interior Troops.
The entire history of the military unit is connected with the constant use of working dogs. Therefore the sleeve patch’s emblem is a black shield with a golden edging, at the center of which is the common heraldic symbol of the Russian Interior Ministry (a sword and a shield) supplemented by a double-headed dog looking in different directions.
At the top of the sleeve patch there is a common emblem of Spetsnaz MVD (MIA Special Forces).
The common sleeve insignia of all units and special actions detachments of the Interior Troops.
The central image of the sleeve patch is a fist clenched on the background of the five-pointed star – a symbol of unity, friendship and combat brotherhood, and a Kalashnikov assault rifle – a symbol of readiness to defend the Fatherland.