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Kizlyar Supreme's Sturm model performed well in each field. This is a solid, well built and beefy knife in a useful medium size. -- SWITCHBLADE

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Overview of The Kizlyar Supreme of Russia "Santi" in D2...Excellent Edc or PSK (personal survival knife) ill show you its good for striking a ferro rod as well as feathersticks great all around knife!! -- Maritime Spook

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I've been using my Caspian knife for over one month now from stuff in the kitchen to outdoor work around the campsite I like the lines of this medium sized knife, for me it's more functional than a standard Bowie styled blade. The natural root walnut handles add a nice touch combined with an equivalent quality stitched leather scabbard, the latter with options of high or low carry on the belt. -- Bush Camping Tools

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... I quickly noted two things. First, the sword exhibited the same excellent handling that Atrims are known for and second, Gus has really improved his finishing process.The sword handles well, being light yet authoritative in the hand. I was impressed by how well it handles in the cut, as well as how accurately it tracks behind the point during a thrust. -- Patrick Kelly

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If you're in the market for a cutter and value speed and response over pure power, you couldn't go wrong with these swords. -- fiercesaint

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This is a really cool knife that has a long history behind it. It is very durable, fun to deploy, and lightweight. -- AdventureCamping

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Therefore, I highly recommend this knife to anyone looking for a high-quality tactical knife under $200 US. I have little doubt that this knife could make the trip with you to Hell and back. -- Survivalkraft

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The "Colada" is a no frills get the job done bush knife that is as useful as it is well made -- maritimespook

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The Citadel Chantha is a fine knife, and it served me well at hunt camp. It's unobtrusive enough for EDC (everyday carry), opens like a dream, locks like a champ, cleans up well, looks great, and has a superbly-shaped blade for skinning. The stainless steel blade arrived shaving-sharp, and holds an edge well. The Chantha is a good knife. -- Russ Chastain

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This is my review of the Amigo X neck knife by Kizlyar Supreme. This video covers the specifications, extensive field use and my final thoughts of this knife. -- MrLeonidas0001 "Tactical Adventure Lifestyle"

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This video demonstrates why the Hanwei Raptor Series is my First Choice for Modern Katanas -- SHINTOKAI BATTODO

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Having a small survival kit such as Kizlyar Supreme’s MOLLE Survival Kit SMP1 attached to the sheath of your survival knife! -- Troy Boylan

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The Kizlyar Supreme Vendetta is a very capable, full tang survival knife from Russia. This model features D2 steel and G10 handle sales. -- Survival on Purpose

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The Enzo is a good hunting and camp knife, and would be right at home out in the woods field-dressing your whitetail deer or cutting up meat & taters by the campfire. -- Russ Chastain

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During chopping, the Ratanakiri’s performance was excellent. Overall, it was very responsive with good, solid penetration. The more power I exerted the greater the result I got, which is not always the case with some knives. Edge retention was good. I used the Ratanakiri right out of the box and still haven’t touched up the edge. -- Abe Elias

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Within an hour of playing with the Survivalist X, I knew this is a well-built knife, meant to be used. -- Luke Causey

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Within an hour of playing with the Survivalist X, I knew this is a well-built knife, meant to be used. -- Luke Causey

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After using it quite a bit I must say the Amigo excels in all categories. -- Stefan Schmalhaus

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Although it is a fairly compact fixed blade it is surprisingly versatile. -- Stefan Schmalhaus

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This is one comfy little knife. -- SOUTHERN CROSS SURVIVAL

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This is one comfy little knife. -- SOUTHERN CROSS SURVIVAL

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This Oxtail broadsword cut the double mat target very easily and I found that the sword was very fast and responsive -- Aikidoka

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I am looking forward to putting this knife through its paces. Based on what I have seen so far, it should be able to stand up to serious heavy-duty use. ... Beneath the camouflaged exterior lie several innovative features that make this the best nylon sheath I have ever found. -- Brendon R. Witte

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Additionally, the Survivalist X is ergonomic and performs just as well as it feels. I would not hesitate recommending this knife to anyone who is interested in the arts of bushcraft and wilderness self-reliance. -- Justin @NASRNetwork

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Medieval Review takes a look at the Hanwei Scottish Claymore (Antiqued). This sword is classified as an Oakeshott Type XIIIa. -- Medieval Review

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The Kizlyar Supreme Survivalist X is a modern hollow handle survival knife made in Russia. This video covers the specifications, extensive field use and my final thoughts of this knife distributed by Cas Ibera. -- MrLeonidas0001 "Tactical Adventure Lifestyle"

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This is Part 1/2 of my introduction to (and review of) a hollow handled survival knife... Kizlyar Supreme's Survivalist X in the D2 tool steel option -- Troy Boylan

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My ultimate opinion of Kizlyar Supreme’s Survivalist X… I am glad I own this knife. It has met and/or exceeded my very high expectations of a hollow handled survival knife. -- Troy Boylan

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The author ran out of half-inch sisal rope on the 221st cut using the Chantha (left), and the edge still shaved hair afterwards. -- Kim Breed - Blade Magazine

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*Video Review in the snow*: It does chop with quite a bit of force! -- WeAllJuggleKnives

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When looking for a functional Jian who can you trust? This is a comparison of CAS Iberia (Hanwei) Cutting Jian and Traditional Filipino Weapons Jian. -- Red Lotus Bukido

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The workmanship is just phenomenal. -- Kutters Knives

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Citadel Camp Knife Handcrafted in Cambodia! Exceptional Quality! -- Kutters Knives

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It's definitely a good, sturdy, reliable camp knife. I was very, very impressed with the AUS-8 steel on this one. -- SpartanJohns

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I did run it through some basic camp and bushcraft chores such as cutting poles for a cooking tripod, sharpening stakes and prepping tinder for the fire. -- Tim Stetzer

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Citadel knows what it’s doing when it comes to building knives. The fit and finish on these folders is impeccable. -- Tim Stetzer

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Alpha and SMP1 Survival Pouch Review and Field test -- Knives Reviews

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Dry handling this sword is an absolute pleasure. I was able to handle it very comfortably in one hand or two, with the sword being lightning fast in two hands. -- Steven Huerta

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The Hanwei Shashka comes sharp from the factory, with no secondary bevel ... -- Bertek

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Kizlyar Supreme Maximus and Legion are similar knives from the outdoor range. We explore the differences and what purpose each has. -- Guns and Knives

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Kizlyar Supreme Maximus and Legion are similar knives from the outdoor range. We explore the differences and what purpose each has. -- Guns and Knives

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The Survivalist X had a D2 tools steel large drop point blade with a tip swedge, good thumb gimping and an interesting addition on the spine of a wedge that according to Kizylar Supreme can be used for "Hacking objects" I certainly tested this out and found it was great for exactly that, hacking off dead branches in my way before starting to chop through trees etc. -- Bush Camping Tools

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I put this hollow handle knife through some rigorous testing to see if I could make it fail. It did not and that's what I'd expect from this company. -- Bush Camping Tools

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To be honest, I think that this is the most beautiful sword that Hanwei has ever turned out. I absolutely love the theme, the koshirae, the flow ... and all the little detailed touches. The hada is the best I've seen on a Hanwei, and that means on ANY production katana. -- Marc Kaden Ridgeway

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Overall quality is great and these are durable and functional even in the hands of an amateur. -- TheMu

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As I took the sword out of the scabbard for the first time I was expecting a somewhat flimsy and very light blade, immediately I was proven wrong, this blade does have some authority, but not overly so, it felt like it wanted to hit hard and fast, it just felt good. -- Rob C

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I was particularly impressed by the build quality and sharp details. -- Afoo

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**Video Review - Mike Femal of Nihonzashi puts the range of swords from Kaneie into cutting use on a range of tough traditional targets. -- Mike Femal

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**Video Review - Mike Femal of Nihonzashi puts the range of swords from Kaneie into cutting use on a range of tough traditional targets. -- Mike Femal

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**Video Review - Mike Femal of Nihonzashi puts the range of swords from Kaneie into cutting use on a range of tough traditional targets. -- Mike Femal

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... This thing is actually razor sharp. -- Tactical

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The test cutting in this video consisted entirely of left and right kesa giri cuts. -- Kingslayer

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here is my take on the Hanwei katana. Enjoy. -- Ken Kyounshi

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I would definitely recommend getting the D2 version of this knife, unless you specifically need the stainless steel for a humid/marine environment. -- WeAllJuggleKnives

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Fit and finish was quite good, as was deployment, initial sharpness, and ergonomics. -- WeAllJuggleKnives

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It's a very nice sword. I love it. It's more my type than any other Viking sword I've had -- Draven

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I cannot in good conscience fail to mention the utter psychological dominance this sword can give you in everyday situations. Business meeting not going your way? Slap this baby on the table and watch the deal practically write itself. -- TIM STETZER

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This weapon surpassed even my jaded expectations, and in my less-than-humble opinion has earned its moniker with pride and distinction. -- Mike Bondra

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The challenge today is to slice the container as low as possible, without slamming the beautiful new blade into the stand. Enjoy. -- WeAllJuggleKnives

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Cosmic, Yet Down to Earth Knife: Kizlyar Supreme Vega -- Stefan Schmalhaus

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I highly recommend this knife to anyone, will be getting some more Kizlyar Supreme knives in d2 steel in future for sure. -- lonestar1979

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A truly remarkable katana of heirloom quality -- Whiskeyfox

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Joe and friends puts Hanwei's Banshee to the test. -- Joe Flowers

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At this price you would be hard pressed to find a better historically accurate longsword -- Skallagrim

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I would recommend this sword to anyone looking for their first medieval, maybe even their first sword. -- THE_SUPERWEIRDO

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I would definitely recommend this sword to anyone looking for a great medieval sword or a greatsword or any antiqued piece and I am extremely satisfied and happy with this purchase. -- Morsus

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Now just touching on Hanwei quality again. The fit in the Habaki, on all Hanwei swords has been second to none. I really respect this, as a lot of manufacturers skimp on this and it really makes the value of the blade, to me, plummet. Nice and straight, no gaps and no rattle or movement. -- Average_joe101

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It’s easy to see the major features that make this sword good, it’s the little unseen/unknown details that make it great. -- Bluntsword

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This is the blade I use as my daily practice blade both for drawing and cutting. ... I like the blade so much I want to have a backup around so I never have to be without one. -- Matthew Jensen

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However when I held it in my hands it felt good, really good. It felt at home. -- Orochimaru6

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... this is a very well made and good quality sword. It is easy to use and looks good on the stand. -- BarryHousley

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This is the Renshu prototype katana I just finished testing for Hanwei. -- John Walter

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The video shows just a small amount of the bamboo I cut with this sword,and the video is still over 20 minutes long. -- John Walter

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I couldn't imagine this sword not having a place in a swordsman's arsenal. -- Billybob

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I found this to be an excellent medium sized knife for camping purposes. Contrary to another review, I found it comfortable to use without gloves. -- Bush Camping Tools

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The serrations ( I love them- on some knives) were deadly sharp and I had no problems with slicing through climbing type ropes. -- Bush Camping Tools

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The challenge today is to try to low cut a target that is almost as wide as the length of the edge. Enjoy. -- WeAllJuggleKnives

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The KID is a small but heavy duty general hunting knife capable of being used to skin small to medium game and butchering as well -- Bush Camping Tools

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The handle is really comfortable as well. Anyway not really much to say about the Urban, the functionality of such a blade speaks for itself. -- Bush Camping Tools

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I came across this brand over a year ago whilst traveling and their no nonsense practical models really attracted my attention, they appeared to be very well made knives with great designs, so I had to check them out further. -- Bush Camping Tools

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This video is a culmination of just over two weeks field testing the Maximus in D2 during camping and day fishing trips in the wilds. -- Bush Camping Tools

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I would recommend either of these swords to fellow martial artists -- Drew Tharp

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It is hard to find such a polished package outside of Japan or the world of non Japanese master smiths and it gives the causal collector and practitioner a chance to own something close to the look and feel of a nihonto, without paying through the nose. -- Josh Marlan

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From the deep brown and black of the tsuka reflected in the saya, the leather complimented by the stippling of the saya's lacquer, to the power and dignity of the fittings and the minute attention to detail (the seppa are tapered so as not to ruin the aesthetics of the tsuba), this sword embodies the dignity, power and lethality of Japanese Swordsmanship. -- Paul J.O'Brien

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With that in mind, the positive feedback was overwhelming from around the fire pit. So keep the fancy damasked mini- flamberge inspired lock-back at home safe in the box, and take the Kizlyar Supreme Enzo along on your next weekend outing. -- Mike Bondra / Woods Monkey

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I was astounded at the Irish swords responsiveness. The Irish Bastard Sword weighed in at a mere 2.5 pounds, and handled like a dream. It was balanced enough that you could practically have fenced with it, but felt powerful in the two-handed strokes that I gave with it. I didn't think it was possible for a sword of this size to feel this comfortable in my hands - at the risk of sounding cliche, it felt like an extension of my own body. -- Dan Dacombe, Manitoba, CANADA

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On one cut, I drastically undershot the bottles and made full contact with the top of the cutting table. This cutting surface is made of pine 2x6s and the Norman sword sheared the end of the table off at about a 30 degree angle. I immediately checked the edge and blade alignment as this impact imparted quite a severe shock to the blade. The blade was perfectly straight and there was no sign of the impact on the edge. -- Mike Harris, Texas USA

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