Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4478A1 Michael Vagnino Velox 2 Flipper 3.375" VG10 Drop Point Blade, Black G10 Handles

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KUV4478A1: Vanguard V4478A1 Michael Vagnino Velox 2 Folding Knife, Black
Kizer Cutlery
The Vanguard V4478A1 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 here at the KnifeCenter and now happy to see a Vanguard version with a more affordable price tag. It's slender yet very capable for hard-use EDC tasks. It features a 3.375" VG10 stonewashed blade with a slightly recurved shape and sharpening choil. The pivot bearing system allows for smooth blade opening, as with all Kizer knives, and the action is quick, snappy and ultra-authoritative. The black and brown G10 handle has a solid, stout feeling and is extremely ergonomic making this a great EDC choice. It features a stainless steel 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 waterjet but feel 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 cutler 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, reforged 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: 3.375" (86 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.375" (111 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.75" (197 mm)
  • Blade Material: VG10 Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.125" (3.2 mm)
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Stonewash
  • Handle Material: Black and Brown G10
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 4.2 oz. (121 g)
  • Designer: Mike Vagnino
  • 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 V4478A1 Michael Vagnino Velox 2 Flipper 3.375" VG10 Drop Point Blade, Black G10 Handlesrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Kizer Cutlery Vanguard V4478A1 Michael Vagnino Velox 2 Flipper 3.375" VG10 Drop Point Blade, Black G10 Handles
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Feb 12, 2017
Pros: Ease of Opening, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: None
Pleasantly surprised!
I collect pocket knives and am always looking for something new, or different to me. I'd seen some Kizer knives featured by various websites, but wasn't familiar with the brand. The fact that they are made in China, along with what seemed like slightly high prices made me hesitant to try one. When I saw this Velox for $77 I decided to give it a try. Boy am I glad I did, it's very well made and the VG-10 blade took a great edge. I was so impressed I decided to try one of their more expensive models and am equally impressed with it too. If you haven't tried Kizer, I would highly recommend you look past where they are made and give them a try. I don't think you'll be disappointed.


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