This knife is made at the Zlatoust plant weapons-grade speciality steel, modelled on an old English knife restored in Zlatoust. The sample was studied at the Second World Exhibition in London. The shape of this blade was recognised as multi-purpose, but also the most suitable for extreme environments. Similar knives are popular after recommendations by English Special Forces.
«The English blacksmiths' blades were becoming more and more famous at that time. Having studied the skills of the gunsmiths of the East, English people achieved a lot. But the Zlatoust men did not give up their positions. Zlatoust metallurgists also dealt with the secrets of ancient Damascus, and thought about new forms of blades. Their knives were popular all around the world. After a number of wars, they needed knives that did not fail in any difficult situation. As a result, a similar knife was created». London, 1862
Restored according to sketches, presumably created for the album drawings for the "Technical Cabinet" of the Zlatoust weapon factory.
Knife size, mm* ... 252(144) х 35 х 2,2***
Blade made of Damascus composite steel U10А-7ХNM
Number of steel layers... 150**
Blade hardness ... 58 HRC
Normal blade with the spine slightly sloped to the point
There is a false blade on the spine closer to the point.