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Part #: KUKI4509 | Kizer Cutlery
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Description
KUKI4509: Ki4509 Ulrich Hennicke Sealion Folding Knife
Kizer Cutlery
 
A born craftsman, Ulrich Hennicke found the smith and forge a true calling. Founder of the Hohenmoorer Messermanufaktur and equally at home in the kitchen or in the wild woods, Uli is always thinking of the art of the edge while seeking the next inspiration.

Handsome, ergonomic, and ultra-fast, the Sealion is a perfect EDC companion! This Uli Hennicke design was born to be a quick opening one-handed flipper that will play tricks on the eyes with its speed, just like the animal for which it was named.

Bladesmith Series

The Bladesmith Series is Kizer's collaboration/partnerships with the custom knife world. They license designs from custom knifemakers and forge a partnership utilizing the best from both sides. The custom designers bring their innovative and unique designs while Kizer brings their highly specialized technical manufacturing expertise and quality. Together, they create products that proudly bears the names of the designer and Kizer Cutlery.
 
Innovation is power. Always living on the edge, always searching for the unknown, always braving the next horizon. Whether overbuilt to take on the world, or emerge stylish and full of grace, innovation is the separation from the mundane. Collaborating with some of the best creative minds in knife making and designs, Kizer presents the Bladesmith Series. Exceptional designs and impeccable craftsmanship; this is passion for never ending adventures!
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.38" (86 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.39" (111 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.77" (197 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Weight: 3.72 oz. (105 g)
  • Designer: Ulrich Hennicke
  • Includes Steel Lockbar Insert/Overtravel Arrestor
  • 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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Anthony H
Australia
Dec 05, 2017
Pros: Lock Type, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
My favourite small mid folder.
The Sea lion is perfect in my hand. It is the blade I play with and flip every night and use often as a gents knife and also at work. The handle is contoured perfectly to my large hands for a near perfect 4 finger grip. The rounded handle edges give zero hotspots. Lockup is solid though I did add some plumbers take to the pivot inside like I have some of my ZT's and other Kizers to avoid pivot loosening (loctite blue is another option). The blade to handle ratio is stellar. Flipping action and lockup is perfect with no blade play in any direction. I own about 35 ZT's, Kizer, Ruikes bestechs Spydercos and cold steels etc and of all the mid sized blades this by far my favourite. I am surprised it doesn't get more love. The slightly thicker blade makes also suitable for heavier tasks so it is a good all rounder. I actually swapped out the pocket clip with one from a cheaper Ruike (fenix) knife and it rides deep carry now and the blue matches perfectly. Lockup is about 50% and I have three spare stainless inserts for future proofing....one of the benefits of the ZTs and Kizers replaceable inserts. Just make sure to hassle your dealer for these when you purchase. All in all I love it. I am thinking of buying a second as it would be missed if lost in the field (It happens). Highly recommended. Final note it is light and well balanced in hand and very carryable. Last time I checked I think about 120 grams. I guess if they milled the frame like is becoming more common nowadays (which I am a massive fan of) it could be lighter but the current weight is perfect for a mid sized blade IMO. I put pocket clip as a con only because I demand deep pocket carry. The original clip looks better and follows the curved design better and is possibly more comfortable on hand but the replacement clip from the $50 Ruike suits my purposes better for unseen carry. Personal preference really.
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