“Strannik” is a Russian notion close to “rover” – a person who spends their time wandering.
The Kizlyar Strannik is classic Scandinavian Puukko knife.
By design, it is a descendant of the sapper knife produced for special units of the Red Army, the NKVD-KGB, SMERSH (military intelligence during WWII).
In contrast to the combat model, the sapper has no guard. This peculiarity was immediately appreciated in the Military Intelligence, the Airborne Forces and the Navy as the knife is very convenient in in landing or concealed crawling movement.