The Vanguard V4479A1 Kala flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Scot Matsuoka of Koloa Duck Knives. It is a production version of Scot's custom Kala flipper, It's slender yet large enough for hard-use tactical and EDC tasks. It features a 3.75" VG10 drop point blade with an ever-so-slight recurve to the edge. The pivot bearing system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives, and the action is quick, snappy and ultra-authoritative. The black G10 handle has a solid, stout feeling and is extremely ergonomic making this a great EDC choice. It features a stainless steel 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 feel quality is worth the wait. Each component in Kizer knives are precision machined and engineered to the finest tolerances. The final fit, finish, action and sharpness of each knife are achieved entirely by hand, employing the irreplaceable craftsmanship developed by generations of cutler 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: 3.75" (95 mm)
- Closed Length: 5.125" (130 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.875" (225 mm)
- Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Black G10
- Liner Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Liner
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
- Weight: 5.7 oz. (165 g)
- Designer: Scot Matsuoka
- Made in China
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