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Kizer Cutlery Ki401X2 V3 Flipper 3.58" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, Purple Rainbow Titanium Handles - Ki4401X2

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Part Number: KUKI401X2
Manufacturer: Kizer Cutlery
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Description
KUKI401X2: Ki401X2 V3 Folding Knife, Purple Rainbow Titanium
Kizer Cutlery
 
"Veni, Vidi, Vici" - those immortal words of Julius Caesar were the inspiration for the V3 model line. It was the model that established Kizer as a force to be reckoned with in today's knife market. The Kizer V3 flipper is a perfect everyday carry (EDC). The handles are made from purple rainbow anodized 6Al4V titanium with an Anso-like milling pattern that not only looks great but provides some additional traction for your fingers. The slender design of the knife allows it to easily fit in your pocket and the ergonomics are absolutely fantastic. The blade is crafted from CPM-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, titanium pocket clip, lanyard hole, a flipper tab with mild jimping, 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 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 is 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.

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!

Kizer Cutlery Uses
  • High grade materials
  • High quality workmanship
  • High speed CNC Milling machines
  • Wire EDM cutting tools
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.58" (91 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.77" (121 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.35" (212 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.157" (4.0 mm)
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Milled 6Al4V Titanium, Purple Rainbow Anodized
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Down, Right Carry)
  • Weight: 5.4 oz. (152 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.
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.
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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4 out of 5
David L
Silver Spring, Md
Mar 31, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Ease of Opening, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Well made Beautiful knife.
The knife is beautiful. The fit and finish on mine is excellent. At this price I would highly recommend it. Only rated 4 stars for the following reasons; the flipper only opens it 25%, a lite flick of the wrist opens it completely, and my hands sweat a lot so the scales do become a little slippery. All said I doubt this would be the choice for a true tactical folder. For display or to simply carry an eye catching knife it would be hard to beat, not so expensive that if it was lost you'd be crushed. I'm very pleased.
4 out of 5
Chris
Kansas City
Feb 22, 2016
Pros: Overall Quality, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Handle Material, None
Cons: Lock Type, Ease of Opening
Good review with some cons
I bought this knife for my girlfriend for Valentine's Day so she could carry around and she loves it with some minor complaints. For one, I would have liked to know that the flipper tab doesn't open the blade all the way it just barely kicks it open and you have to do the rest. Not a huge deal but in some situations that could be handy. Second, when carrying the knife on the outside of her jeans my girlfriend has complained that it has opened on its own and she had felt the blade poking her stomach. Luckily it was just a poke and nothing more. Other than that the knife overall is beautiful! The blade is oiled and extremely sharp out of the box. It comes with a nice carrying case and cleaning cloth too for an extra bonus!
3 out of 5
Wil
California
Dec 10, 2015
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Ease of Opening, Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Handle Feel
Great value
I briefly enjoyed this knife and was relatively satisfied with the craftsmenship. The fit and finish are about perfect except for the slightest inconsistencies the scales lining up. You honestly wouldn't know without staring at multiple angles and careful strokes along them. The anodizing is very sexy and unique for a price in this range. It feels solid in the hand (no blade play/ good lockup) but the grip is only OK in my opinion. I like the idea of dual Ti scales but in practice I find it amplifies any moisture your hands produce while holding it almost making it slippery at times. There are also some light hot spots from the anso pattern on the scales. I think the handle makes this knife more for showing off and light use vs a tactical folder. The kicker for me was that the blade grind on the one I received was offset to one side of the blade, this bugged me enormously. I assume this could be a lemon tho, all in all, I think this is more a collectors piece if you really dig those anodized scales, but for anything beyond that it would not fit my needs. The clip is ehh too haha but it does the job xD. Hope this helps.
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