I like that very much. I have to settle for a repro which I actually use.
Very nice - quite hard to find I think.
Soviet fighting knife „NR 40“, (нож разведчика = nozh razvedchika).
translated: scout-, (recon-), -soldier´s knife, 1940 pattern.
Also soviet paratroopers were equipped with this knives.
Introduced: in 1940, hence „NR 40“.
Manufactured by "ZIK": Златоустовский инструментальный комбинат
имени Ленина, (Zlatoustovskij Instrumentalnij Kombinat, Imeni Lenina, Zlatoust, Cheliabinsk region).
overall-lenght: 26,5 cm
blade-lenght: 15,2 cm
Here´s another NR40, made in 1943:
Great. Thanks for the info. It figures it was made in Zlatoust.
And the other one - ZIK 1943
Is this one fake or original?