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KUKI4448: Ki4448 Justin Gingrich GTi Assist Folding Knife
Kizer Cutlery
 
The Kizer Ki4448 Assist flipper is a very good looking everyday carry (EDC) from Justin Gingrich and Kizer Cutlery with a nice stout feeling in the hand. Boosted by a powerful spring, the Assist will jump into action with lightning speed. With a razor sharp CPM-S35VN blade and a window punch at the pommel, the Assist is the perfect companion for any occasion or that special place in your Go-Bag. The handles are made from black G10 with a comfortable, ergonomic shape and beautifully milled pattern. The index finger groove and multiple spots of jimping on the titanium liners lock it into your hand during use. The blade is a very utilitarian drop point shape, crafted from CPM-S35VN stainless steel with a gray TiCN coated finish. S35VN is a high-grade steel with exceptional edge retention and wear resistance. The knife features a flow-through design, liner lock, flipper tab, dual thumb studs, reversible tip-up pocket clip, and lanyard slot. Designed by Ontario Ranger fixed blade series brainchild Justin Gingrich.

Kizer uses high-tech wire EDM machines to cut the parts. This method is slower than laser or water jet but Kizer feels 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.

Bladesmith Series

The Bladesmith Series is Kizer's collaboration/partnerships with the custom knife world. They license designs from custom knifemakers and forge a partnership utilizing the best from both sides. The custom designers bring their innovative and unique designs, while Kizer brings their highly specialized technical manufacturing expertise and quality. Together, they create products that proudly bears the names of the designer and Kizer Cutlery.
 
Innovation is power. Always living on the edge, always searching for the unknown, always braving the next horizon. Whether overbuilt to take on the world, or emerge stylish and full of grace, innovation is the separation from the mundane. Collaborating with some of the best creative minds in knife making and designs, Kizer presents the Bladesmith Series. Exceptional designs and impeccable craftsmanship, this is passion for never ending adventures!

Kizer Cutlery Uses
  • High grade materials
  • High quality workmanship
  • High speed CNC Milling machines
  • Wire EDM cutting tools
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.0" (76 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.20" (107 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.20" (183 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Gray TiCN Coated
  • Handle Material: Milled Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner
  • Liner Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 4.0 oz. (115 g)
  • Designer: Justin Gingrich
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN
S35VN
A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Sterling
Northern California
May 08, 2016
Pros: Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Weight, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Handle Feel, None
This is an outstanding knife, razor sharp right out of the box. The quality is outstanding and the workmanship is flawless. It opens lightening fast and locks up solid every time. My only MINOR issue is the texture ridges on the grip (that I really love) have a small rough area on each side of the knife, where your thumb and index finger rest. The handle scales in these small areas have pronounced ridges that are almost sharp. This area of the grip will wear down your jeans when it sits in your pocket if you lean up against a counter or anything like that. I will probably look into touching it up with a little emery cloth. This IS NOT a deal breaker at all, I would buy it again (and the way I loose knifes hunting and fishing, I probably will). I recommend this knife to anyone looking for a great high quality knife, it is truly outstanding.
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