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KUKI4468: Ki4468 Ray Laconico Intrepid Folding Knife
Kizer Cutlery
The Ki4468 Intrepid flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Ray Laconico of LVKnives, based off his awesome Skinny Bear flipper. It features a 3.625" stonewashed S35VN blade with a gorgeous clip point shape. The blade to handle ratio on this flipper is nearly one-to-one, providing you with a lot of cutting power in a relatively compact package. The bearing pivot system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives. The matte silver finished titanium handle is slim and definitely one of the most comfortable we've ever held. Every surface and every edge is contoured for comfort and gives the knife a very high-class feel and look with the blue anodized hardware. It features a lockbar overtravel prevention mechanism, replaceable steel insert and comes with a tip-up carry titanium pocket clip.

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.

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!
  • Blade Length: 3.625" (92 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625" (92 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.625" (117 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.25" (210 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.157" (4.0 mm)
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: 6AL4V Titanium
  • Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Weight: 5.7 oz. (162 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Features Lockbar Insert/Overtravel Preventor
  • Designer: Ray Laconico
  • 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.
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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5 out of 5
Al M
So. Cal.
Oct 28, 2016
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
The Kizer Intrepid
A member of Kizer's Bladesmith series knives, this is a large, smooth, and dressy blade. With handles of 6AL4V Titanium, and an S35VN blade a bit over 3 1/2" long, the Intrepid has all the makings of knives that cost several times more. They put it together with blue anodized screws, clip, and back spacer, and support the blade on ball bearings. One down side (for some)- there is no option on the clip position. The blade is held open with a frame lock with a steel locking surface. I see this blade as being equally at home cutting brush out back, or cutting into a steak at dinner. A knife for all seasons, (though some might find it a bit big for EDC). Personally, I'm fine with a 3 1/2"- 4" knife- provides more options. Kizer partnered with Ray Laconico to produce this beauty. Ray/Kizer is also known for their equally awesome Gemini Flipper model. I would definitely recommend the Kizer Intrepid for high quality, good looks, and great styling.
5 out of 5
James C
Little Rock, AR. USA
Jan 24, 2016
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Custom knife at a production price
I've been wanting to get a custom high end knife for some time now. I wanted a EDC folder and came across Ray Laconico knives in forums. With a price tag of 800$ I was happy to find he was working with kizer. This knife is a no BS, butter smooth, razor sharp dream to own. Feels great in the hand, and carries well in the pocket. Craftsmanship and quality are apparent in all aspects. With the materials used in the production of this knife the price seems very reasonable. I may have just bought my first and last high end knife. With a 3 3/4in blade it's pretty mean looking. And where I can't conceal carry my sig, I'll be happy to have this in my pocket.
5 out of 5
Oct 13, 2015
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
This knife is a joy to handle. Every bit as good as a mid tech knife. Fit and finish are superb. If Kizer continues to make collaborations with American designers this good they will give everyone a run for their money! I hope to see some Hinderes, Chris R., R. Chavez, Strider collabs. I think Kizer can do them all justice and everyone would win!
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