At the suggestion of LLC Kizlyar Ukraine, our instructors evaluated, tested in work and tested the tourist knife Needle produced by LLC PP Kizlyar. According to the manufacturer, this knife is positioned as a cutting and skinning knife.
Tourist knife Needle from Kizlyar, description, review, test and experience of use.
The main characteristics of the tourist knife Needle.
Full length 180 mm
Blade length 88 mm
Blade thickness 2.7 mm
Blade Width 20 mm
The geometry of the blade with a bevel of the butt, a finger-like recess on the heel of the blade, the corrugation on the part of the butt.
Blade material steel Z60CDV14
Polished blade processing.
Hardness 56-58 HRC
Handle material metal shank wrapped in nylon cord.
Stick thickness 7 mm
All-metal blade design, the handle is formed by winding the cord on the shank.
Plastic sheath / case belt sheath made of plastic.
Weight with sheath 70 g.
Weight without scabbard 52 g.
Knife Needle does not apply to melee weapons.
full knife. Despite the dimensions, the needle needle is felt in the hand with various grips is quite acceptable, but the thickness of the handle does not allow you to hold it very comfortably.
In our opinion, it will be felt best in the palm of your hand with a width of no more than 8-8.5 cm. The winding of the shank with a nylon cord also has its pros and cons. On the one hand, we sometimes get the desired compactness, on the other hand, some inconvenience and headache associated with the periodic need to clean the winding cord from dirt and dry it when wet.
sharpening the knife The needle in the field is not particularly difficult. For this, a small ceramic muscat and 4-5 minutes of time spent are quite enough. Sharpening The needle is also easy, on any abrasives available.
General conclusion after testing a tourist knife Needle from LLC Kizlyar.
The small size, light weight (70 grams with a scabbard) and good working qualities, together with a low price, make the Needle knife attractive enough for those who need a small and light camping picnic knife, for example, for mushroom pickers. It can also be used as a cervical or spare. And for those who do not like or do not seem to have a functional handle made of a nylon cord, a knife version with a handle made of rubber Elastron G is available.
P.S. After more than two years of operating the knife, the Needle from Kizlyar LLC.
It was used mainly as an auxiliary and for simple household chores, at all times of the year and in any weather conditions. Got a permanent residence permit and is always in the pocket of the 5.11 Tactical Side Trip Briefcase casual travel bag. I practically did not lose external attractiveness, with the exception of several scuffs on the blade. Due to its deterioration, once changed, on a similar, kapron cord (paracord) wound around the shank of the knife. Steel Z60CDV14 on the blade of the needle proved to be positive, has the right combination of consumer qualities and high resistance to corrosion.