Knives of Russia(early and later)

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Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by knife7knut » Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:16 am

Thought I would post up some pictures of the few knives I have that were made in the Soviet Union as I rarely see any posted.I may have posted these before but it's late and it's Friday(actually it turned Saturday about 10 minutes ago)and my mind is a bit foggy of late.
Thanks to my good friend Georgi(aka Eustace) I got the Cyrillic stamps translated. Two of the knives are pre-Revolution(1917) and sadly the stamp on one is pretty much illegible.The rest are modern day. The wood handled single blade was a gift from Georgi and it is a treasure to me. Hope you enjoy these and please feel free to post any that you might have.
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Nephilim » Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:21 am

Fascinating! I assume the first two you posted are the pre-revolution ones? There's a variety of different patterns that were made in the USSR and they can be found for pretty reasonable prices. Someone could build a pretty interesting collection out of them.

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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by 1967redrider » Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:26 pm

Cool post and knives, Ray. ::tu:: I don't think I've ever seen any Russia/Soviet military issued knives, are there any out there? ::shrug::
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by doglegg » Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:46 pm

Thanks ray, your collection could be a museum. ::nod:: ::nod::

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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by knife7knut » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:35 pm

1967redrider wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:26 pm
Cool post and knives, Ray. ::tu:: I don't think I've ever seen any Russia/Soviet military issued knives, are there any out there? ::shrug::
I think Georgi(Eustace on here)had done a post awhile back on some Soviet military issue folders;possibly in the Military forum. I'll have to check.
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Madmarco » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:35 pm

My only 2 Russian knives are both from the "later" category, and one wasn't even made in Russia, but I wanted to show it because they do actually make this model over there, although, far more expensive than what I paid for my copy. The 1st model is an 8 1/2" oal linerlock/95x18 steel dagger blade with stud, SS bolsters and liners, brass pins, and dark wooden covers. The 2nd knife is my Chinese made clone of a folder that's made in Russia in various styles and blade steels, and the prices range from US$170.-$700. depending on what steel and embellishments one wants, and since I couldn't afford an original I opted for this clone. The model shown is an 8 3/4" oal lockback/SS drop-point blade with fullers, attached swinguard and s/g mounted stud, SS satin-finish bolsters, SS pins and lanyard tube, adjustable pivot, and cream and black ABS covers with Russian symbol inserts. Albeit Chinese made, it's a very well constructed folder for $30/delivered! 8)
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by jmh58 » Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 pm

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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Madmarco » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:14 am

jmh58 wrote: ↑
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Thanks very much John! ::handshake:: I appreciate you commenting, specially since the 2nd knife wasn't actually built in Russia. Didn't want to pollute K7K's thread! Mark! 8)
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by 1967redrider » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:34 am

Thanks for posting those, Mark. I see the bottom one often on the Bay, was wondering about it. ::tu::
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by knife7knut » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:43 am

Madmarco wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:14 am
jmh58 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 pm
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Thanks very much John! ::handshake:: I appreciate you commenting, specially since the 2nd knife wasn't actually built in Russia. Didn't want to pollute K7K's thread! Mark! 8)
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Madmarco » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:44 am

1967redrider wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:34 am
Thanks for posting those, Mark. I see the bottom one often on the Bay, was wondering about it. ::tu::
My pleasure John! The one you see was purchased on Ebay when they first started listing them, but I'd seen them on a Russian site prior to then, along with the high price, so even before I saw it was coming from China I knew it had to be a clone. At least the Chinese didn't counterfeit it, just cloned it, cuz mine has absolutely no markings. As I'm sure you've seen, they've increased in price a few bucks since I ordered mine. 8)
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Madmarco » Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:46 am

knife7knut wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:43 am
Madmarco wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 2:14 am
jmh58 wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 11:05 pm
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Thanks very much John! ::handshake:: I appreciate you commenting, specially since the 2nd knife wasn't actually built in Russia. Didn't want to pollute K7K's thread! Mark! 8)
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Eustace » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:28 pm

1967redrider wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:26 pm
Cool post and knives, Ray. ::tu:: I don't think I've ever seen any Russia/Soviet military issued knives, are there any out there? ::shrug::
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Eustace » Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:40 pm

knife7knut wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:16 am
The wood handled single blade was a gift from Georgi and it is a treasure to me.
Just one correction, Ray. This knife is Bulgarian and not Russian / USSR.
It is clear to me that for you the whole eastern bloc, behind the Iron Curtain at that time, was connected with the USSR. But Bulgaria was never a union republic of the Soviet socialist republics.
After the Second World War we were occupied for several years (after all, we were allies of Germany), but after 1950 in Bulgaria there were neither Soviet troops nor Soviet participation in governing the country.

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Post by 1967redrider » Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:59 pm

Eustace wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:28 pm
1967redrider wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:26 pm
Cool post and knives, Ray. ::tu:: I don't think I've ever seen any Russia/Soviet military issued knives, are there any out there? ::shrug::

Thank you, Sir. ::handshake:: Now I have something for reference to be on the lookout for. ::tu::
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Eustace » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:17 pm

1967redrider wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 8:59 pm
Eustace wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:28 pm
1967redrider wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 12:26 pm
Cool post and knives, Ray. ::tu:: I don't think I've ever seen any Russia/Soviet military issued knives, are there any out there? ::shrug::

Thank you, Sir. ::handshake:: Now I have something for reference to be on the lookout for. ::tu::
I can give you many links to sources of information, but everything is in Russian.
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http://zonwar.ru/xolodnoe/knife_survival/NAZ-8.html

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Post by 1967redrider » Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:28 pm

Thanks again! My phone happens to translate, and I have a Russian bud who lives close by. ::nod::
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by knife7knut » Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:44 pm

Eustace wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:40 pm
knife7knut wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:16 am
The wood handled single blade was a gift from Georgi and it is a treasure to me.
Just one correction, Ray. This knife is Bulgarian and not Russian / USSR.
It is clear to me that for you the whole eastern bloc, behind the Iron Curtain at that time, was connected with the USSR. But Bulgaria was never a union republic of the Soviet socialist republics.
After the Second World War we were occupied for several years (after all, we were allies of Germany), but after 1950 in Bulgaria there were neither Soviet troops nor Soviet participation in governing the country.
My humblest apologies my friend and thank you for the correction. :oops:
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Eustace » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:04 pm

knife7knut wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 11:44 pm
Eustace wrote: ↑
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:40 pm
knife7knut wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:16 am
The wood handled single blade was a gift from Georgi and it is a treasure to me.
Just one correction, Ray. This knife is Bulgarian and not Russian / USSR.
It is clear to me that for you the whole eastern bloc, behind the Iron Curtain at that time, was connected with the USSR. But Bulgaria was never a union republic of the Soviet socialist republics.
After the Second World War we were occupied for several years (after all, we were allies of Germany), but after 1950 in Bulgaria there were neither Soviet troops nor Soviet participation in governing the country.
My humblest apologies my friend and thank you for the correction. :oops:
No need to apologize, my friend! ::handshake:: You didn't insult me with anything. On the subject of history, I'm too ... uh ... punctual. :lol:
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Eustace » Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:14 pm

And back to the topic:
Shepherd's knife, produced in plant 1 in the city of Karaganda, Kazakhstan.
The absolute Soviet classic, the Squirrel (Π‘Π΅Π»ΠΊΠ°) knife. In Mint condition, its price now in Russia is comparable to the price of new Spyderco.
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by 1967redrider » Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:45 pm

Very cool, thanks for posting!
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Eustace » Tue Aug 03, 2021 2:13 pm

USSR fishing knives.
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Re: Knives of Russia(early and later)

Post by Nephilim » Mon Aug 09, 2021 4:32 am

I recently acquired a couple knives made in the USSR, including an interesting craft produced knife. This style of knife is typically referred to as a Russian/Soviet barrel knife (not to be confused with the Swedish barrel knife). Next to is a squirrel knife, for scale.
When 'closed', the knife is a nice cylindrical bottle opener.
When 'closed', the knife is a nice cylindrical bottle opener.
One has to unscrew the blade/bottle opener, reverse it and screw it back in to open it.
One has to unscrew the blade/bottle opener, reverse it and screw it back in to open it.
There seems to be no shortage of these on the Soviet memorabilia market. In this case, the blade is stainless steel and the barrel is aluminum, engraved with a crosshatch pattern and painted black. These can be found with myriad different decorations, ranging from simple being left in the white with some simple texturing, to having figures or flowers painted on them and then covered in clear plastic. Essentially, no two are alike. The most common story I've read about their origin in that they were made by prisoners or factory workers in their off hours. Given how nicely the screw is threaded, the complex shape and regular symmetry of the barrel, the knifemaker was proficient with some machine tools. I'd love to hear any more information about these, or indeed about the famous squirrel knife (like, where they were made exactly).

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