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KUV3454A2: Vanguard V3454A1 Matt Cucchiara Flashbang Folding Knife, OD Green
Kizer Cutlery
 
The Vanguard V3454A1 Flashbang flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Matt Cucchiara of Cucchiara Custom Knives. Straight forward with no drawbacks, the Flashbang hits like a ton of bricks. The powerful blade kicks into the fray with the flipper tab, combined with G10 handles contoured for easy handling, the Flashbang will be burnt into the memory of those who see it in action. It features a 3.07" VG10 satin blade with a slightly recurved shape and sharpening choil. The bearing pivot system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives, and the action is quick, snappy and ultra-authoritative. The OD green G10 handle has a solid, stout feeling and is extremely ergonomic making this a great EDC choice. It features a stainless steel spring 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 waterjet but Kizer feels the 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.

Vanguard Series

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!
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.07" (78 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.21" (107 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.28" (185 mm)
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.11" (2.8 mm)
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Contoured OD Green G10
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Weight: 2.8 oz. (81 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Designer: Matt Cucchiara
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
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.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
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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Mike W
Janesville, Wi
Mar 09, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Blade Material, None
Fantastic Budget EDC
I own several Kizers and have found the majority of them to be well made knives, especially when the cost of the knife is considered. However, Kizer has outdone themselves with the Flashbang. It's a nice, light weight EDC blade that deploys quickly and smoothly even without a blade assist mechanism. The handle scales are ergonomic and tactile without being abrasive. The knife came with a sharp edge. Some complain about the VG-10 blade steel however for $68 you're not going to get a knife with all the positives this knife has in a premium steel. Bottom line, it's an economical EDC knife that won't break the bank so if it gets damaged or lost you don't have to mortgage the house to replace it.
5 out of 5
Dave
Austin, TX
Feb 09, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Weight, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Great EDC
This is a really great knife, especially for the price. The blade comes sharp and the flipper is smooth. The handles feel good, just a little texture. It is a very light knife. My only small complaint would be the pocket clip that bends up at the end.
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