Tourist knife A splinter manufactured by Zlatoust A&R company is a small universal and very light tourist knife with a narrow blade of a classic shape. According to the legislation of Ukraine, it does not apply to cold steel, therefore, there are no special difficulties with its acquisition, storage or use.
Tourist knife Splinter from Zlatoust A&R, knife working qualities, review and review.
General characteristics of a tourist knife Splinter.
Full length: 225 mm.
Blade Length: 120 mm.
Blade Thickness: 2.4 mm.
Blade Width: 18 mm.
Blade Material: 95X18 Stainless Steel.
Hardness: 58-60 HRC.
Hilt Material: Dial Leather.
The splinter blade blade with a butt thickness of 2.4 mm is made of stainless steel 95×18 and has concave lenticular slopes from half the width of the blade. Steel holds sharpening very well, very wear-resistant. Editing the cutting edge is very rare, and then, only after a long work on something very hard. For example, after cutting a large amount of meat, fish or poultry bone.
A handle made of type-setting leather may not appeal to everyone in terms of convenience. In some cases, it is still a little narrow, this is especially felt after a long work, when the hand starts to hurt from an not very comfortable grip. There are no special problems with handle maintenance, the skin is well processed, therefore it is easy to wash and practically does not absorb odors.
The scabbard is ordinary, made of genuine leather and has a hard and loose suspension. Like all such leather products do not really like water, they are reluctant to get wet, but then they dry for a very long time. The splinter knife in the sheath sits tight, but the probability of its accidental loss is still possible, because there are no knife clamps on the sheath.
The working qualities of a tourist knife Splinter.
What the splinter knife does really well is cutting and slicing products, here he is in his element. But when performing some other work, such as planing or splitting a tree, it is sometimes frankly not convenient.
A thin, narrow and almost round in cross-section handle does not contribute to the normal holding of the Splinter in the hands. The knife tries to turn all the time, as a result of which the number of jamming and jamming in hard wood increases. Accordingly, great efforts are made to hold the knife and fatigue faster.
A tourist splinter knife is unlikely to completely replace specialized kitchen knives, but it is very convenient in the field kitchen just like a universal knife for all occasions. And the presence of the scabbard makes it convenient and safe to store it somewhere in the backpack or glove compartment of the car.