Results of the Ryback-2 Kizlyar Knife testing based on customer reviews.
“Whatever may be said, but the name given to any subject affects its perception –“how do you call a boat, so she will float.” Once the knife is called Ryback (Fisherman), I won’t hunt for the mammoth with it, I, and won’t cut roofing material either. But I will go on a fishing trip. Tacking the size of the knife – on a deep-sea fishing, there is a bigger fish.”
“The knife is very beautiful and suits well as a gift – for those who are working with a knife (it’s not a souvenir!).
The thickness of the cutting edge: at the heel (ricasso) – 0.026 in; in the middle of the arc-shaped rise to the tip – 0.023 in. The handle slabs are flawlessly adjusted to the shank. The rivets heads are set very carefully. The handle is polished to a mirror shine. After contact with water the sheen turned into matt. Though the tactile sensation did not changed, the wood did not become rough.
The handle is very ergonomic and it self-centers as compressing in the palm.
Shaving quality – shaves with ease, no irritation.”
“Finally I got to fish. It is very convenient to cut the fish into pieces, the blade’s length helps. The bones were cut tightly – sometimes I pressed the butt with the left hand.
Once out on the nature I tried to cut the cane for the tent bedding. The result is excellent. Long and wide blade allows you to mow almost without looking.”
Conclusion: “The kitchen, including field, is the hobbyhorse of the knife. To cut a salad on a cutting board is just fun, but it is not very comfortable to peel potatoes with it.
Thick branches up to two fingers are cut / chopped pretty well. To cut pegs for fire, spinning, and the like is easy. But chopping wood is not for the “fisherman”.
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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.
“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 elongated silhouette of the knife resembles a kard (traditional Islamic knife found in Turkey, Armenia, Persia, and all along the way to India).
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.
Due to its thickness it can be referred to the knives of concealed carrying. The para-cord wound around the handle performs the functions of a shock absorber, and the knife lies well in hand. The thickness of the winding para-cord matches well. Even wet cord does not alter the convenience and reliability of grip.
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.
The three models of the knife differ from each other only in the length of the blade. Sterkh-1 is the shortest one. Its blade’s length is 4 25/32 inch (121 mm).
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “The Virgin of Assuage My Sorrows”.
This miraculous icon is particularly revered in the Russian Orthodox Church.
The Virgin is depicted holding the Christ Child on the right hand, and touching His forehead with Her left hand.
A hand-painted Orthodox Christian Easter Egg made of finewood with the image of the Icon of “The Theotokos of the Akathist”.
The Icon is a version of the Eleusa (Tenderness) type, with the Christ Child snuggling up to his mother's cheek.
It has a Greek origin and was painted in the XVI century.