Chekist's knife (95X18, black hornbeam)
Finka NKVD-replica knife. In the early to mid-1930-ies in the RSFSR NKVD as a special means of getting from 1935 Finnish knife (in some documents "knife Norwegian" or "Swedish" type), manufactured in several strains of plant "Trud" (earlier factory industrialist Kondratova) in the village of Vacha Nizhny Novgorod region. The basis of the "NKVD knife" was a copy of the Swedish knife made by P. Holmberg, which was banned as a "Finnish knife". The knife was characterized by either a straight butt, or a butt with a characteristic bevel - "pike", dales, and the Finnish type of handle head. A distinctive feature from the Finnish puko was the developed curved guard, often S-shaped. Before the guard on the blade was left not sharpened heel, to transfer in some grabs of the index finger on the blade. The knife was not officially in service, but was issued as a duffel allowance.