Kizer Cutlery Ki4478 Michael Vagnino Velox 2 Flipper 3.375" S35VN Drop Point Blade, Contoured Titanium Handles
KUKI4478: Ki4478 Michael Vagnino Velox 2 Folding Knife
The Ki4478 Velox 2 flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Mike Vagnino. It is a production version of Mike's custom Velox flipper, a blade we absolutely love at the KnifeCenter as it's slender yet very capable for hard-use EDC tasks. It features a 3.375" recurve drop point blade made from CPM-S35VN stainless steel with a built-in sharpening choil. The bearing pivot system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives. The compact, jimped flipper tab disappears into the frame while open which is a very nice design feature on this blade. The ergonomics are absolutely fantastic and the thin profile of the matte silver finished titanium handle makes this knife carry very discreetly in the pocket. It features a lockbar overtravel prevention mechanism, replaceable steel insert and is a great sized folder for every task that is built with a quality anyone can appreciate.
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.
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
- Blade Length: 3.375" (86 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.375" (111 mm)
- Overall Length: 7.75" (197 mm)
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Thickness: 0.157" (4 mm)
- Blade Style: Drop Point
- Blade Grind: Hollow
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: Contoured 6AL4V Titanium
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 4.8 oz. (137 g)
- Designer: Michael Vagnino
- Includes Lockbar Insert and Overtravel Preventer
- Made in China
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.
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.
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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