Kizer Cutlery Vanguard Ki4458T1 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.54" S35VN Satin Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles


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Part #: KUKI4458T1 | Kizer Cutlery
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KUKI4458T1: Vanguard KI4458T1 Begleiter Folding Knife, Gray Titanium
Kizer Cutlery
The Vanguard Ki4458T1 Begleiter folder by Kizer Cutlery is a slender, yet tactical everyday carry piece that we feel brings much more to the table than its price point would suggest. It features a 3.54" S35VN blade with a tanto design and a satin finish. The ball bearings in the pivot allow for smooth blade opening, and the action is quick, snappy and authoritative. The flipper tab provides ample purchase and there is a large lanyard slot that will easily house 550 paracord. The titanium handle has a slim profile for easy carry, is extremely ergonomic, and even has a blue ringed pivot for that extra pizzazz. It features a 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 the 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 cutlery masters. Dedicated craftsman honoring the long-term goal of making the best knives possible is what Kizer brings to you.

Vanguard Series

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: 3.54" (90 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.6" (117 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.17" (208 mm)
  • Blade Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.12" (3 mm)
  • Blade Style: Tanto
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Ball Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 2.93 oz. (83 g)
  • Made in China

UPC Code: 6926319003294

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Kizer Cutlery Vanguard Ki4458T1 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.54" S35VN Satin Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles5.000 (2 reviews)
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Kizer Cutlery Vanguard Ki4458T1 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.54" S35VN Satin Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Henderson, Ny
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Well made
I won mine through Kizer over on the Instagram thing so I have no money spent here but I do quite like the knife. When they said I won one I came here to find out more about it since I didn’t know a thing before hand. Photos & description here fail to highlight that the blade is hollow ground which is a plus as it makes it a better slicer despite its relatively short blade height. My sample is an excellent implementation of that grind. Very sharp out of the box too. It seems odd that Kizer puts this model in their Vangard series as it seems to undermine how well made the knife is. Very smooth action, excellent blade steel, & high quality fit & finish. I’ve owned a half dozen or so Kizer knives but none in their Vangard/budget (?) line and all have been well made. Mine has consistent & relatively thin steel behind the cutting edge except for the tanto part which is more robust (a good thing) but still consistent dimensionally. I like mine but wouldn’t have spent the 170 on it BUT that’s because it’s not really my typical style of knife. On the other hand, I plan to keep it & use it and suspect it will serve me well. I’ve had no issues with any Kizer products. All have been well made & a reasonable value. Hope this has been helpful!
Kizer Cutlery Vanguard Ki4458T1 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.54" S35VN Satin Tanto Blade, Titanium Handles
5 out of 5
Melbourne Australia
Pros: None
Cons: None
Excellent and light.
This is such a light knife for the size, only 2.89 ounces for a 3.5-inch knife...WOW!!Kizer did an incredible job skeletonising the liners. The detent is strong and knife flips open fast. This is a winner.
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