Kizer Cutlery Ki4488 Sheepdog Knives Chris Conaway c01c Flipper 3.3" S35VN Sheepsfoot Blade, Titanium Handles
KUKI4488: Ki4488 Chris Conaway c01c Folding Knife
The Ki4488 c01c folding knife by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and Sheepdog Knives custom knifemaker Chris Conaway. It's a production version of his awesome custom design, manufactured with superior quality and premium features. It's an ideal sized folder that gives you the beefiness of a Sheepdog Knife in a more everyday carry sized and priced package. The 3.3" sheepsfoot blade is made from CPM-S35VN stainless steel with a wide cleaver-style shape perfect for a variety of utility tasks. The bearing pivot system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives. The full titanium handle is a wonder of ergonomics, it really contours to each and every curve of the hand with milled slots for looks and weight reduction. It features a custom pivot and pivot collar, a lockbar overtravel prevention mechanism, replaceable steel insert, and is an excellent knife 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 the 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!
- High grade materials
- High quality workmanship
- High speed CNC milling machines
- Wire EDM cutting tools
- Blade Length: 3.30" (84 mm)
- Closed Length: 4.44" (113 mm)
- Overall Length: 7.74" (197 mm)
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Hardness: 58-60HRC
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Finish: Stonewash
- Handle Material: 6Al4V Titanium
- Locking Mechanism: Frame Lock
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
- Weight: 6.0 oz. (171 g)
- Designer: Chris Conaway
- 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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