Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4468A2 Ray Laconico Intrepid Flipper 3.625" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, OD Green G10 Handles

$75.00

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Part #: KUV4468A2 | Kizer Cutlery
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Description
KUV4468A2: Vanguard V4468A2 Ray Laconico Intrepid Folding Knife, OD Green
Kizer Cutlery
 
The Vanguard V4468A2 Intrepid flipper by Kizer Cutlery is a collaborative project between Kizer and custom knifemaker Ray Laconico of LVKnives, based off his awesome Skinny Bear flipper. It features a 3.625" stonewashed VG10 stainless steel blade with a gorgeous clip point shape. The blade to handle ratio on this flipper is nearly one-to-one, providing you with a lot of cutting power in a relatively compact package. The bearing pivot system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives, and the action is quick and snappy. The OD green G10 handle is slim and definitely one of the most comfortable we've ever held, with nice texturing for grip. It features an anodized titanium 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 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.

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!
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.625" (92 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625" (92 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.625" (117 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.25" (210 mm)
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
  • Blade Style: Clip Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: OD Green G10
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Weight: 5.2 oz. (147 g)
  • Pocket Clip: Titanium (Tip-Up, Right Carry)
  • Designer: Ray Laconico
  • 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 V4468A2 Ray Laconico Intrepid Flipper 3.625" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, OD Green G10 Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (2 reviews)
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Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4468A2 Ray Laconico Intrepid Flipper 3.625" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, OD Green G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jc
Pueblo West, Co
Dec 28, 2017
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Ease of Opening
Cons: None
I'm coming around ;>)
This is my second Kizer knife. I'm getting over the fact that there made in China, especially since they don't print "China" on the blade! These knives are quality. Nice action with sturdy construction. Can't beat the price for what you get. I'll probably pick up another one at some point.
Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4468A2 Ray Laconico Intrepid Flipper 3.625" VG10 Stonewashed Blade, OD Green G10 Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Celticcross74
Alexandria, Va
Jul 20, 2017
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
Stunning Value Home Run
I had been lurking around the Kizer releases over the last couple of years waiting for them to finally take an all around quality step up and join the big leagues. Researched the knife and hey for all the features it has it is actually a steal. Yes I got the green one. The OD green G10 is very stiff and tough. The knife came in this big rack display box. Regardless this thing came right out of the blister pack perfect. Stone cold perfect. The action is perfect the balance of the flipper vs the rest of the blade sends the blade rocketing into lock up it is pretty cool. The only thing I guess time will only tell about is the ceramic bearing systems Kizer uses for its pivots. Out of the box my sweet green G10 Intrepid fired open easily but the sound of the ceramic bearings is loud at first I guess it is because it was brand new. Had this knife for almost a year and have beat the hell out of it yet it somehow cleans up perfectly. One of the best knife values I have ever bought 10/10.

 

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