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.