Acquired in Moscow in the early 1990's, this knife was represented to us as issue to the Tactical Soviet Air Force in the 1970's and early 80's. We have never been able to verify this as fact nor have we found a similar knife in the western market. The Knife itself is very high quality with a stainless steel like quality. The wedge shape has both a cutting edge on one side of the blade as well as across the shovel like, squared end. The back of the blade appears to have a serial number. The grey handle is well made of a quality, plastic like material and has a lanyard attached. The grey nylon scabbard has a velcro closure and a belt loop as well as a nylon cord. The military looking markings are shown. This is by far the best quality survival knife I have encountered. Would appreciate any additional information or reference. Overall length in scabbard 14.25", blade 9.25" and hilt 4.75" 1970's to early 1980's.