The handle is molded around and into the tang in such a way that even if the handle were to work its way loose it could not come free of the tang. The medium thickness, black oxide coated blade is fully flat ground giving a fine slicing edge while still retaining a thin blade back or spine.
This serves to make it a highly flexible knife able to skin game but also to slice and shave hard material, including fine wood work using the blade tip. Dagestan is a southern Russian province with a long and decorated history of warfare and weapon craft. It has a prestigious weapon manufacturing history that dates back to the 14th century. Some areas were dedicated to the production of swords and daggers (sashka and kinjhal) while others focused on firearms and the decoration of both previous types, but all would bear characteristics unique to Dagestan. Presently, the firm of IE Kizlyar Ltd.(previously known as «Energoremont») produced its first run of knives for special orders. Upon completion, the knives were of such high quality that many more orders were soon to follow, and thus the excellent reputation of Kizlyar Knives was forged. April 1995 was to be a milestone in the companies history, being the first company in Dagestan to receive a licence for permission to manufacture hunting and military knives. Under Russian law, these items are classed as «cold weapons» and therefore, authorisation is required to legitimately produce them.
This brought about the conception of the first, highly popular knife models - Scorpion, Taiga and Berkut. These found favour almost immediately with Special Forces and Police due to their aggressive design, nature and ultimate reliability. The success of this venture brought about a wave of popularity, inundating the company with orders for more products, prompting a second company to be created in order to cope with ever growing demand. This joint company was named in honour of the town where it is currently situated, Kizlyar, Dagestan.In keeping with tradition and authenticity, local craftsmen, armourers, jewelers and other masters in their craft, all with skills inherited from their family trades were invited to join the company in its success. Re-affirming the companies success is the combination of centuries old traditions coupled with the application of modern manufacturing technology to produce authentic, high quality knives with supreme fit, finish and performance. Handle Thickness at Thickest (mm). Brand New, Genuine, Australian Stock! We normally dispatch your order within 24 hours (Mon-Fri Only). Once your order has been sent we will contact you by emaill. If you happen to see the exact same item at a lower price we will match it! We will not be beaten on price. Established in 2011, Granbergs, a family owned company that prides itself on its 100% honest and friendly service. Our products are all authentic and sourced from countries renowned for their excellent design, workmanship and durability. Everything in our store is of the finest quality and made to last! All of our stock is kept in perfect conditions located in Australia. From luxury automatic watches to hand forged hunting knives, Granbergs is a very unique store where you are bound to find something special. We are the exclusive stockists of many quality brands in Australia some including Sturmanskie Russian made watches and Roselli hand made Knives.
All our orders are dispatched within 24 hours after they are thoroughly checked. The items are all packed in their original packaging. The item "Kizlyar Sterkh-1 High Carbon Steel Black Blade Elastron Handle Quality Russian" is in sale since Friday, July 11, 2014.This item is in the category "Collectables\Knives, Swords & Blades\Collectable Fixed Blade Knives\Modern Fixed Blade\Factory Manufactured". The seller is "granbergs_store" and is located in Perth, Western Australia. This item can be shipped worldwide.