When I read the title I assumed you've been talking about multitools or Russia-made SAKs (RAKs?).I personally do not have much to say about a tool box (from Russia or any other country) unless there's something interesting or odd about it. And -maybe I missed something but- this set of sockets looked... common and ordinary to me.
Yeah, I get your point )Okay, then. Here's one weird tool (at least to me) I came across a while on on the digital heroin which we call Youtube: If I'm not mistaken, he obtained a second version of this tool, some time ago and made a video, too.
Well, I'm from Russia, and most of the tools I see are certainly Chinese:)In the Soviet time, there used to be robust, albeit not overly elegant Soviet tools. I guess some manufacturers are still operating. There certainly are knife-makers (both artisans and industry), and some of the products may be pretty good, but I'm not an expert in standalone knives.As for the RAK (meaning a tool with SAK functionality and universality, not a commando tool), I suspect there is no such thing. At least none existed in the USSR. My father was an officer, and he bought civilian folders for himself:)
I think in this case there is just nobody who can povide valuable info here.
Looks like they were way behind the times if that was made in 1978 Looks more like something from the 1940's or 50's
Okay I guess it’s the same as the times when I have asked on vintage car forums about a UAZ or GAZ 24 Volga V8 or on shooting forums about Izhmash Tigr/ SVD Rifles or the times I have enquired about German WW2 rifles and scopes...seems like those who know anything don’t want to share any information and/or even have a talk/chat about it.Not sure what the big secret is, but I guess I’ll just have to do my own research and keep the results, vendors and contacts to myself.Which is odd as anything related to other European or American WW1, WW2, Korean War, Vietnam war, Cold War items, there’s plenty of support, helpful communities and vendors online, and people are more than glad to helpSent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Or if you go anywhere near the Land Rover community and just whisper “I own a freelander” ....EVERYONE will look at you like you are homosexual
Sorry, had trouble posting yesterday and the day before.As I said, there are knife-makers. Try http://kizlyarsupreme.ru/ or http://www.noksknives.ru/ I'm simply not overly fond of non-MT knives, so I've never tried these.As for reliability, I still use Soviet drill bits, files, and a multitool screwdriver (sorry, I tried to post an image, but failed).
OK, trying once more.The black one is Soviet (I think ca. 1985). Have been using it for years. Unfortunately, some bits are lost, including a chisel, a hammer (very little usability:) ), and a big Phillips.The green one is a modern copy of another Soviet multi-driver. The finish is much poorer.Sorry, forgot about the scale bar, but the bits are 3 mm in diameter.
With regard to knives, the top one pictured below is Russian, a Kizlyar, not to be confused with Kizlyar Supreme as they are two different makers, information is quite hard to get but it is my understanding that a lot of Kizlyar Supreme knives are made in China and all Kizlyars are made in Russia, Dagestan to be more specific.My own Ctepx is well made and seems good quality, i have no complaints with it although it does not get a hard life i am perfectly happy to carry it and would certainly EDC it without question, it feels good in the hand and opens and closes smoothly OH, if i lost it i would buy another (Image removed from quote.)
Couple of threads concerning Russian MTs:New Russian multitool for engineers KAMPO NC-2old russian "multitool"Re: Noks Biker