Feldjaeger – a special project developed for the Russian Government Primary Center for Special Communications – a feldjaeger service whose job is to deliver top secret messages and valuable correspondence; nuclear, narcotic and prohibited substances; weapons, dangerous goods and cash. The safety of the items being delivered is ensured by armed guards and special packaging that eliminates risks of unauthorized access and contents replacement.
The Feldjaeger knife combines in itself the powerful blade of the Maximus model that deserved a lot of praise from its users around the world thanks to the great working qualities of its versatile blade, as well as tactical handle from the Tactical Echelon series.
This highly-technological handle consists of two materials:
- top layer from Kraton – soft, but durable material that gives a warm feeling and reduces slipping
- bottom layer from Polyamide – stiff and strong material giving stiffness to the soft on the outside handle so it does not peel off.
The relief of the handle is designed to ensure secure grip of the handle using different grip styles.
Smart positioning of soft wavy jimping and extensive guard provides secure grip and makes sure the user feels the exact position of the knife in their hand even in total darkness.
The combination of the handle features reduces the risk of fingers slipping onto the razor-sharp edge, even when the knife gets pretty dirty.
Serrations are cut on the Feldjaeger's blade to allow for quick cutting of ropes, cords, cables and belts, which is proven to be very important in critical and emergency situations – a feature that the Feldjaeger service insisted on.
At the request of the SpetsSvyaz Service, on the blade and under the handle scales we drilled two oval holes, as well as a round hole in the guard – their purpose is not disclosed by the client. However, with these holes and paracord installed on the knife’s sheath it is easy to make a solid spear.
Feldjaeger’s blade is around 5 mm thick and this makes it strong during lateral loads and gives the knife the weight required for effective piercing strikes.
Beside this the knife is quite wide to allow using as a small shovel for digging holes and channels in the ground to install electronic devices and lay cables.
The knife is supplied with a highest grade sheath of tactical class with full MOLLE compatibility.
When designing the sheath we took into consideration important factors to conform to strict Russian and NATO military standards and requirements: knife must be rattle-free during user’s movement; knife must allow insertion into the sheath any side; the knife must be locked in the sheath securely by at least two points of holding. Of course we also adhered to Kizlyar Supreme’s approach of making not what is easier for us, but what the customer would want.
We did not restrict ourselves to cheap standard materials used by the competition, but took advantages of the strongest and most versatile materials that our technological age can offer.
As a result we have a multifunctional sheath that allows a variety of carry options either handle-up or handle-down way that can be attached to a belt, tactical webbing, backpack or other tactical gear. With Kizlyar Supreme’s Thigh Belt (supplied separately) the knife can be attached to user’s thigh with a strong nylon belt that can to be adjusted even to the large over-trained military legs – this helps keeping the sheath stuck to the thigh reducing the knife movement when running and thus further reducing the noise.