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Kizer Cutlery Ki4448 GTi Gingrich Design Assisted Flipper 3" S35VN Gray Blade, Milled Black G10 Handles

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Part #: KUKI4448 | Kizer Cutlery
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Description
KUKI4448: Ki4448 Justin Gingrich GTi Assist Folding Knife
Kizer Cutlery
 
The Kizer Ki4448 Assist flipper is a very good looking everyday carry (EDC) from Justin Gingrich and Kizer Cutlery with a nice stout feeling in the hand. Boosted by a powerful spring, the Assist will jump into action with lightning speed. With a razor sharp CPM-S35VN blade and a window punch at the pommel, the Assist is the perfect companion for any occasion or that special place in your Go-Bag. The handles are made from black G10 with a comfortable, ergonomic shape and beautifully milled pattern. The index finger groove and multiple spots of jimping on the titanium liners lock it into your hand during use. The blade is a very utilitarian drop point shape, crafted from CPM-S35VN stainless steel with a gray TiCN coated finish. S35VN is a high-grade steel with exceptional edge retention and wear resistance. The knife features a flow-through design, liner lock, flipper tab, dual thumb studs, reversible tip-up pocket clip, and lanyard slot. Designed by Ontario Ranger fixed blade series brainchild Justin Gingrich.

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!

Kizer Cutlery Uses
  • High grade materials
  • High quality workmanship
  • High speed CNC Milling machines
  • Wire EDM cutting tools
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.0" (76 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.20" (107 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.20" (183 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.138" (3.5 mm)
  • Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Gray TiCN Coated
  • Handle Material: Milled Black G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner
  • Liner Material: 6Al4V Titanium
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
  • Weight: 4.0 oz. (115 g)
  • Designer: Justin Gingrich
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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.
4.250 (8 reviews)
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5 out of 5
Ryein
Illinois
May 18, 2018
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Kizer Ki4448
I have had this knife for a little over a month. I can honestly say that I have no complaints with it. So far, it has held it's edge really well. I use it for my EDC. Normal day to day use. I love the G10 scales and titanium frame. Extremely smooth assisted opening with the flipper. I have a little trouble using the thumb studs to open it, but that's just me having to get used to it. I mainly use the rear flipper. It's a comfortable fit in my pocket and hand. I had to put the pocket clip on the opposite side that it was on. I would recommend the knife to anyone that is looking for something a bit better than an entry level EDC pocket knife. It was well worth the price point.
2 out of 5
Miki
Sweden
Mar 12, 2018
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, None
Cons: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip
Disappointed
I'm disappointed.I bought a Kizer Ki4448 GTi less than a year ago (April 2017). Already vid unboxing I discovered some small scrapes on the coating. With usage came up more so easy, that I was forced to grind the coating completely away. Scrapes and damages still come very easy, and also keep sharpness pretty bad. Honestly, I doubt that the blade is made off the claimed S35VN steel! You can actually damage the edge by hit it with a piece of wood!Sometimes, it was very difficult to open the knife, despite the assisting function, it just stuck in halfway. Little oil helped for the nonce, but by time got worse and worse, and later even a metallic sound came up.And now on top of all, a few days ago, also the assisting spring got broken! I still like the knife, the shape, size, handles, but I´m sorry to say, 150 bucks (including shipping costs to Sweden) for this knife was definitely NOT worth!
5 out of 5
Ogenmatic
Henderson, Ny
Aug 16, 2017
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Blade Sharpness, None
Not really "thumb studs"
I'm giving this a high rating because it really is an excellent knife but there's some things worth noting in my opinion. The video review here says there are two blade deployment methods, the flipper & the thumb stud. They only show doing so with the flipper because the "thumb stud" literally doesn't work. It's actually a stop pin that hits the liners in the open position (though there's also a stop pin secured between the liners as well). It is possible to open the knife with the "thumb studs" but it takes both my thumb on one side & my index finger one the other to do so, all while awkwardly holding the knife. Being an assisted opening knife, the spring tension is substantial in the closed position. This is no little Kershaw speed-safe!I'm not sure what the correct or intended tool is to use on the pivot but a T25 Torx bit or a 9/64" hex bit both seem to fit. I think I'll grind a slotted screwdriver to fit when I need to do so if neither of those works to my satisfaction. I also wish the glass breaker at the base was removeable. A Boker PM3 I own included both a tool & a flat replacement piece to swap it out. The glass breaker on this Kizer is canted to one side & is not obnoxiously sharp though. All in all, it's a very well made knife & extremely comfortable to use. To costing seems quite durable. I wish Knife Center would consider re-filming the video after actually trying to use the "thumb stud" though.
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