Chekist's knife (Bulat, deep etching, stabilized Karelian birch)
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 puukko was the developed curved guard, often S-shaped. In front of the guard on the blade, an unshaded heel was left, for transferring the index finger to the blade in some grabs. The knife was not officially in service, but was issued as a duffel allowance.