- Blade Length: 3.31″ (84 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.48″ (114 mm)
- Overall Length: 7.79″ (198 mm)
- Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 0.118″ (2.8 mm)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Natural Burlap Micarta
- Locking Mechanism: Clutch Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Deep Carry (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Weight: 3.81 oz. (108 g)
- Designer: Dirk Pinkerton
- Made in China
154CM Steel Blade delivers excellent edge retention, and corrosion resistance, and is suitable for heavy cutting applications. The top of the blade is designed to be non-slip, and the shape of the blade is also perfect.
The Clutch lock is designed at the handle, with a unique appearance and high safety when used. It’s not only a locking mechanism but a set of systems. The Clutch lock system includes the Clutch bar, adjustable Gemini Spring system, and DED system. The Clutch bar is the lock bar that locks the knife and the one you pull to unlock the knife. The Gemini Spring system is designed with two omega springs and 5 holes on each side of the handle liners. That doesn’t mean the Gemini Spring system has only 5 levels to adjust but five times five, therefore 25 customisable options! The strongest level can be picked for the thumb side and the third level for the weaker index finger on the other side. The DED system is short for the D-shape Easy Disassembling system, which is the most important part of the whole locking system since the easy disassembly simplifies the adjustment of the springs.
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. 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!