Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V3471A1 Ray Laconico Gemini Flipper 3.125" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, Black G10 Handles
KUV3471A1: Vanguard V3471A1 Ray Laconico Gemini Folding Knife, Black
The Vanguard V3471A1 Gemini flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Ray Laconico of LVKnives, based off his awesome Jasmine flipper. It features a fully flat ground 3.125" stonewashed VG10 blade with a gorgeous drop point shape. The bearing pivot system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives, and the action is quick and snappy. The black G10 handle is slim and definitely one of the most comfortable we've ever held, with nice texturing for grip. It features an anodized titanium 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 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 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: 3.125" (79 mm)
- Cutting Edge: 3.125" (79 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.125" (105 mm)
- Overall Length: 7.25" (184 mm)
- Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
- Thickness: 0.110" (2.8 mm)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Black G10
- Liner Material: Stainless Steel
- Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Weight: 3.7 oz. (106 g)
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Designer: Ray Laconico
- Made in China
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
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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