“Sobol” is the Russian name for the sable, a typical inhabitant of the Siberia taiga.
Kizlyar Sobol – is a knife of small length, but sufficient thickness at the same time. The blade is easy to perform both small tasks, such as peeling and cutting food, and more labor-intensive jobs, such as hard work on wood.
The three-dimensional handle features comfortable grip when performing various types of work. It is slightly curved, increases gradually in thickness and width toward the rear. The knife fits comfortably in your hand, especially when used in demanding conditions – no sharp corners or unnatural curves. The finger groove helps to grip the handle at a specific position, but without any coercion.
The wide blade is perfectly polished. Due to its width, it can be used as a small shovel, for example, when preparing a place for a fire.
The double-sided steel guard gives the knife a reliable and confident look.
The knife is held firmly in its sheath. Its unsheathing is convenient, and does not require much effort. Due to the stiffness of the leather the blade insertion is easy and intuitive.
The Kizlyar Sobol, as well as its “big brother” Terek-2, stands out from the crowd of knives due to its appearance.
The handsome silhouette, ergonomic handle, thick butt create a good impression from the very first moment of the acquaintance with Sobol.
Sobol is a traditional utility knife designed for processing small and medium-size game animals, cooking and wide range of campsite task.
The handle slabs made of resin impregnated Caucasian walnut are firmly riveted to the full tang of the knife. The thickness of the handle at the widest point is 1 inch, at the narrow – 19/32 inches. The width of the handle at the level of the middle row of the rivets is 1 ¼ inch.
The bolsters and fittings are made of bright polished stainless steel. They present the fit and finish of a finely crafted custom knife.
The blade of the hollow ground type is as sharp as a straight razor and mirror polished to a highly reflective luster.
The blade thickness is 5/32 inch, the tip of the blade – 1/16 inch, the cutting edge – 3/64 inch.
Each of the Kizlyar knives is delivered with a top quality sheath, and Sobol is no exception. The knife is housed in a heavy, treated leather sheath.
The handle is immersed in the sheath for about the half of its length and securely fixed by friction.
The knife does not apply 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.