"Is there some kind of documentation for this whole Russian Ice Pick business?"
You might have better success using the German phrase, but I have no clue what that is any more.
A friend's Grandfather told me about the soldier's nickname for the 7.62x25. He was in the German Army during WW II and saw considerable action in Russia.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza
Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.