Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4458A3 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.5" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, Blue G10 Handles


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KUV4458A3: Vanguard V4458A3 Begleiter Folding Knife, Blue
Kizer Cutlery
The Vanguard V4458A3 Begleiter folder by Kizer Cutlery is a slender, yet tactical everyday carry piece that we feel brings much more to the table than its price point would suggest. It features a 3.5" VG10 blade with a drop point shape. The bronze washers allow for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives, and the action is quick, snappy and authoritative. The dual thumb studs provide ample purchase and there is a large lanyard slot that will easily house 550 paracord. The textured blue G10 handle has a slim profile for easy carry, is extremely ergonomic, and even has a blue ringed pivot for that extra pizzazz. It features a reversible spring pocket clip, stainless steel liners and is sure to become an everyday carry favorite in no time since it's priced well below its design and quality levels.

Kizer uses high-tech wire EDM machines to cut the parts. This method is slower than laser or water jet but the quality is worth the wait. Each component in Kizer knives are precision machined and engineered to the finest tolerances. The final fit, finish, action and sharpness of each knife are 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.

Vanguard Series

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. That purpose is performance, reliable to the end. 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!

Kizer Cutlery Uses
  • High grade materials
  • High quality workmanship
  • High speed CNC milling machines
  • Wire EDM cutting tools
  • Blade Length: 3.5" (89 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.5" (114 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.0" (203 mm)
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Blue G10
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bronze Washers
  • Weight: 3.7 oz. (105 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry
  • Made in China
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
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.
Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4458A3 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.5" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, Blue G10 Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4458A3 Begleiter Folding Knife 3.5" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, Blue G10 Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Jay R
Memphis, Tn
Nov 20, 2018
Pros: Ease of Opening, Handle Material
Cons: None
It's a Kizer, Wilhelm!
I picked this up at SMKW for several reasons. First and foremost, I went to buy knives. I liked the looks of this one. The circumference of the handle is a tiny bit small. This is a personal preference. The G10 scales provide good traction. The liner extends a bit beyond the scales. I thot this strange, but when I looked at others and later, at pictures online, they were all the same way. I really cannot feel this when I am gripping the knife. I can actually throw the knife open, but it is difficult for me. The thumb stud is very smooth and the lock up is good at about 30%. The non-locking liner has been killed (milled out. Spellcheck missed this one.) out to reduce overall weight. The blade is dead center. I can't remember how sharp it was OOB. It was certainly not dull or I would have remembered, but it has met my Sharpmaker. (I should get some minoxidil for my arm.) This knife brings to mind a friend in high school who inadvertently put regular gas in his Skylark Grand Sport. When he realized his mistake, he shook his head and said,"Well, that's a lot of bang for the Buick." Get one. The knife, not the car.


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