Kizer Cutlery Ki4423 Sovereign Flipper 3.58" S35VN Stonewashed Blade, CNC Dragon Thunder Glyph Titanium Handles
KUKI4423: Ki4423 Sovereign Folding Knife, Dragon Thunder Glyph
The Kizer Cutlery Titanium Framelock is the first folding knife from Kizer to use pure Chinese Traditional Culture on the handle scale design. Kim Ning, the designer of it, put two important Chinese Ancient Elements on the knife handle, Ling Zi and Hui ZhuanLun, by using a high-technology laser carving machine. It has among the smoothest actions of any knife in the building and the sheepsfoot S35VN blade is as beautiful as it is practical. An excellent design and superb quality folder from Kizer.
"Ling Zi (Pheasant Tail)", a decoration material for Chinese ancient Generals and hero's armet, like Zhou yu, Lv BuWei and Cao cao. And the Sun wukong, a famous character of Chinese Myth Novel, also wears an armet with two long "Ling zi". Wearing it always indicates that you are a capable, strong, brave, smart and powerful man.
"Hui ZhuanLun (Gyroscopewheel)", another vital element of Chinese ancient culture, became famous from the Warring States Period of China (About 2000 years ago). You can find Hui ZhuanLun (Gyroscopewheel) on a lot of Chinese ancient utensils. LingZi is laying along the horizontal line of the knife handle, and the HuiZhuanlun are spreading around Ling Zi, like many guarding soldiers protecting the King or the General.
Mr Kim Ning was inspired by a Chinese ancient treasured sword which has more than 2,000 years of history and just unearthed recently.
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.
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: 3.58" (91 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.61" (117 mm)
- Overall Length: 8.19" (208 mm)
- Blade Thickness: 0.157" (4.0 mm)
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Laser Etched 6Al4V Titanium
- Locking Mechanism: Frame
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 5.3 oz. (150 g)
- Designer: Kim Ning
- Made in China
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.
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.
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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