The Vanguard V4461A1 Kesmec folder by Kizer Cutlery is a very ergonomic, very high-quality everyday carry (EDC) with a nice stout feeling in the hand. The avid fisherman among the Kizer Cutlery designers saw the Coelacanth and became inspired by the living fossil. The Ichthyo and Kesmec are the resulting tributes to the world of the deep. The handles are made from G10. The angular design of the handle makes it very comfortable to hold and to use. The 3.5" drop point blade is crafted from VG10 stainless steel with a brushed satin finish. VG10 is a high-grade steel with exceptional edge retention and wear resistance.It features a reversible spring pocket clip, stainless steel liners and is sure to become an everyday carry favorite in no time since it's priced well below its design and quality levels.
Kizer uses high-tech wire EDM machines to cut the parts. This method is slower than laser or water jet but Kizer feels the quality is worth the wait. Each component in Kizer knives is precision machined and engineered to the finest tolerances. The final fit, finish, action and sharpness of each knife is achieved entirely by hand, employing the irreplaceable craftsmanship developed by generations of cutlery masters. Dedicated craftsman honoring the long-term goal of making the best knives possible is what Kizer brings to you.
The Vanguard Series brings excellent value to high-quality designs. Since the start of Kizer Cutlery, they have focused on the high end of the knife market with their impeccable quality and premium materials. This has earned them a place in the hearts of their fans. To increase the accessibility of Kizer brand products, they took the designs of the Bladesmith and Prime Series, and while keeping the quality at the same high level, re-forged them using materials that bring extra value for the money spent. Kizer uses only materials that have stellar performance, such as VG10 for the blades and G10 or stainless steel for the handles. This way, Kizer products are available at all budget levels but still maintain that incredible quality of construction.
Tools share a common goal and purpose. That purpose is performance, reliable to the end. Kizer brings you the Vanguard Series created with the purpose of distilling the essence of the Bladesmith and Prime Series into tools that excel in being used. This may not be your only knife, but this will be the knife you carry and use every day!
- Blade Length: 3.50" (89 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.50" (89 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.50" (114 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.0" (203 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.157" (4.0 mm)
- Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: Black G10
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Weight: 4.7 oz. (134.6 g)
- Designer: Azo
- Made in China
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