Krink, Krinkov, Kalashnikov: The Story of an Icon
Krink, Krinkov, Kalashnikov: The Story of an Icon
The AKS74U is perhaps one of the more interesting Kalashnikov variants that has spawned a following all over the world due to its compact size and effects as a status symbol in the United States, Middle East, and Central Asia. The name itself is one such example of that following that continues today. Coming from Pashtu origins in the midst of the Soviet-Afghan War, Krinkov has been turned into Krink in the US context and is still just as popular as ever.
In this episode, we go over some of that history from the very beginning when the Soviet Army needed a compact weapon system for soldiers whose primary speciality needed something more compact than an AK74. Today it is revered as a status symbol by good guys and bad guys alike.
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So why do they call it a krinkov?
Soviets called it “Ksyuha” from the female Russian name “Ksenia”, because “AKSU” kinda resembled that name.
Outstanding. More like this aboit the same subject
I m pashtun from Khyber pakhtun khwa we call 222 kalakov because of its bore. AK47 or 7.62*39 kalashankov and AK74 or 5.45*39 kalakov rather kalakof. We love it for conceal carry and is very costly too may be not in huge number available. I have one but that’s keyholing. Sir in Dara, they don’t bother and know about key holing simple because they fire in the air or firing at a Heep of sands or mud.
I love Krink.
I am from kohat not more than 2 miles from Darrah Adam Khel, your are right about everything related to the misnomer krinkov, kalakov, shinkov and sheshakof, though I’d never heard about shrinkov.
Buddy in a library so you know shit done got real
I can’t tell if this guy is 23 or 45 years old.
Bro, why did you dye your hair white?
2.2 kilos….I bet I can hit above 300 meters
Loved the video
This is what makes the internet amazing. Could listen to this guy talk for hours. Video was way too short!
Good information, thanks!
yea but how do i get one for a reasonable price?
So would you call this more of a carbine?
I’m not saying the “little bitch” nickname is made up. However, my Russian wife said what you said didn’t make any sense.
Probably my favorite variant AK EVER
G_d gave me to find that rifle easily for my own safety a few months ago.
I want more of this man
At 9:55 he makes it clear that he has not done his research on the nicknames used for AK-74U. He probably wanted to say "Ксюха" or "Ксюшка" (Ksuha or Ksushka), which are Russian girls’ names used for this AK. The second term was "Сучка" (Suchka), meaning the bitch, was also used by the Russian soldiers. The third nickname that was "Окурок" (Okurok), which means cigarette butt, due to the shorter barrel.
1:14. I might need this as a backup weapon.
Suvrov also wrote books which provided facts of ww2 such as thar the soviets committed the genocides that Germany was accused of.
Wtf was that ending?
I don’t know how many times I watched this video is so interesting I’ll watched again
God do i want one of those 😍
We need a part 2 with other variations of the krink like the mini beryl
Wealth of info. Loved it. Do a part 2 please
Even the pronunciation is perfect
My Fav Still
I love your passion
thanks for making this video
This man know so much I’m from Yemen an he said the right name its Juffry for real you have so much passion and so much knowledge i swear this video give me alot of information .thanks man
ayo- i didn’t know my username
Outstanding video. Thanks for researching this so thoroughly.
I’m an Afghan and yes we call it Krinkov or Shishakov. I don’t know where the name Krinkov came from but for Shishakov I can guess why it’s called Shishakov. AKS-74U magazines are made of These rust-colored magazines are often mistakenly identified as being made of Bakelite (a phenolic resin), but were actually fabricated from two-parts of AG-4S molding compound (a glass-reinforced phenol-formaldehyde binder impregnated composite), assembled using an epoxy resin adhesive. In your language Shisha means glass so my guess is that’s where the name came from. Besides these guns we also renamed other Russian made weapons like RPK light machine gun is "Pika" or Sakil (means heavy in Dari and Pashto language) , ZU-23-2 anti aircraft gun was called "Zikoyak (Ziko1) , DSHK heavy machine gun is called "Daashaka" or simply Shaka, BM-21 Grad 122mm multiple rocket launcher is called Chil Chila (which means the 40 ) .We from southern Afghanistan even use term machine instead of Kalashnikov for an Ak-47 and AKM is called Chushka Wala Kalashnikov.
Very well my friend, very well done, you got your point !!!!
Is there books about the Krinkov alone?
It seems the Hungarians were the first to develop, adopt and widely issue a shortened AK with the AMD-65.
When you’re krunk about krinks 👏 Great research.
this man is the man. he must pound his wife with passion
What is the difference between AKS 74u and AKMSU?
Can you please make a video how to identify original Russian Krinkov vs Darra Khyber Pass ?
Markings , Serials etc etc
I like the depth here. Gun John as in the Baptist?
Is the overall length 750mm calculated with the barrel outside?
Please reply me
I own a aks74u but it’s in 556 lovely gun full auto aswell but you will get permanent damage to your ears. greetings from Pakistan 🇵🇰