Accuracy, quality with no frills are the keywords with which you can identify the Russian products, made with precision and passion by Kizlyar Supreme.
The blade design is simple and essential in lines, no frills or useless escamotage to try to make the blade aesthetically more attractive. What matters is the quality of the product and its usability.
The finishes are very good and it looks like nothing is left to chance. The Russian brand is at the forefront of the state of the art of the most modern knife-making machinery and equipment.
Each model is available in a variety of finishes and materials. The steels used are D2, AUS8 and also 440C in folding knives. In witness of Kizlyar Supreme's attention to their productsquality, all knives are endowed with lifetime warranty against any manufacturing defect.
The Maximus, full tang knife belonging to the Outdoor series, has a modified clip point blade with a small swedge and double edged tip (sharpened for about 1cm) that does not follow the bevel line but which gives to the knife a shape closer to spear point profile.
This unusual configuration gives the tip a great penetration capacity as well as good resistance. The blade spine features jimpings for improve the grip.
The blade, 143 mm long and 4 mm thick, is made of D2 steel with black titanium coating. There is a fuller on it, which is generally improperly called a "blood-groove", whose function is actually to lighten the blade without sacrificing its resistance.
The handle is made by G10 scales with three-dimensional concentric textures, and is already provided with the lanyard. Maximus is also available in satin version or in AUS-8 steel (with satin finish or titanium nitride black finish).
All the fixed blades knives of the Outdoor and Tactical Echelon series are supplied with MOLLE-compatible sheaths, made of external ballistic nylon and PA-reinforced nylon rigid insert, for knife retention.
Sheaths, available in black and camo, are very well made for functionality, quality and aesthetics (which never fails). The knife retention is perfect and occurs without any signs on the blade coating.
In addition, a thigh belt with fastext UTF Flex (a secure locking system against accidental openings), also in ballistic nylon, can be separately purchased (Thigh Belt TB1).
Other accessories from Kizlyar Supreme, such as pouch MOLLE-compatible, can also be attached to the sheath, to carry multitools, flashlight or other accessories. As if that's not enough, you can equip the knife sheath with the Survival Pouch containing a box with a complete survival kit.
The compatibility with the MOLLE system of all sheaths and accessories makes them extremely easy to attach to backpacks, vest, etc.
Kizlyar Supreme products, available on German web site www.klingenwelt.de, are of great value for money. Just think that the fixed blade knives made of D2 steel have prices ranging from 110 to 130 euros and are supplied with sheaths worthy of note.
Frankly, for what I have been able to see from the first second in which I have handled one of Kizlyar Supreme knives, I can say with confidence that Kizlyar Supreme products are destined to be known and appreciated all over the world for their reliability and quality.
Producer: Kizlyar Supreme (Russia) – www.kizlyarsupreme.com
Type: full tang
Steel: D2 60-62 HRc, Black Titanium coating
Total lenght: 272 mm
Blade lenght: 143 mm
Blade thickness: 4 mm
Blade width: 32 mm
Handle material: G10
Handle lenght: 129 mm
Handle thickness: 18.3 mm
Sheath: ballistic nylon with inner isert made of nylon fiber renforced PA, MOLLE compatible
This article has been published on italian magazine "Armi e Tiro" n. 7 (luglio 2013)