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Kizer Cutlery Ki3404A3 Activ Bantam Flipper 3" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Matte Titanium Handles

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Part Number: KUKI3404A3
Manufacturer: Kizer Cutlery
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KUKI3404A3: Ki3404A3 Activ Bantam Folding Knife
Kizer Cutlery
Not a lightweight by any means, the Active Bantam will face any challenge head on. The handles are made from 6Al4V titanium with a 3D machined curved surface for comfortable carry and use. The compact design of the knife allows it to easily fit in your pocket and hold securely with a tip-down, right-carry pocket clip. The blade is crafted from S35VN stainless steel with a stonewashed finish for a rugged and worn in look. S35VN is a high grade steel with exceptional edge retention and wear resistance. The flipper features a frame lock, two thumb studs for one handed opening, lanyard hole, and moderate jimping on the spine.

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.

Prime Series

The Prime series grew out of the Kizer team's love of knives. These designs share the same material and production method as the Bladesmith series but use more internally inspired designs. They believe that the customer will find some truly unique and ever-changing designs in the Kizer Prime products.

Bold, ambitious, and built with uncompromising quality. Take pride in the Kizer Prime series. No matter where you are, always expect the unexpected. When others rely on you to keep them safe, rely on Kizer's Prime series to perform as reliably as its flawless worksmanship. Always be at the ready, and Kizer's Prime knives will add an elegant final touch!
  • Blade Length: 3.0" (76 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.0" (102 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.0" (178 mm)
  • Blade Material: S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Handle Thickness: 0.43"
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 3.1 oz. (88 g)
  • Made in China
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.
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.
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.
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Benjamin D
Germantown, Md
Nov 27, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Ease of Opening
Great EDC
This is my 3rd Kizer purchase after being very pleasantly surprised by the first two. The fit and finish on this knife, like the other two, is impressive. It's a great, non-intimidating EDC carry. Mine needs a bit of a wrist snap to deploy quickly, but lockup is tight. Mine is perfectly centered with no blade play and was very sharp out of the box. It's a great office carry knife.
4 out of 5
Sep 17, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Weight, Blade Material, None
Cons: Pocket Clip
Better than expected
5 out of 5
Saint Charles, Mo
Jul 12, 2014
Pros: Overall Quality, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Pocket Clip, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Perfect for EDC
This is a minimalist design that fits the EDC category perfectly. The handle is nice and slim and the titanium is finished with a somewhat smooth finish. It's not slippery, but it will not grab most types of fabric so going into and coming out of your pocket is clean and easy. The titanium clip makes a nice grab on the edge of my jeans, wool dress pants, and tactical pants. The flipper works and it works great. I did use some Benchmade BlueLube on the pivot to get it a hair smoother, but I'm not sure if the awesome drag came from break-in or the lube. In any case, it will flip open without any stalling in the rotation. The lock-up is about 30% of the bar and it's rock solid with a nice click. There is no play in the blade. Kizer does use a small (ceramic?) contact point on the lock bar for the closed position detent and that is smooth and sufficient to prevent self-opening. The stonewash finish on the blade is uniform and well executed. I'd give the sharpness out of the box a 7 out of 10, so some operators may want to sharpen it a little but otherwise this thing is a perfect size, weight, and function for an EDC. And at this price, it's an easy buy decision.
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