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Show us your Kizer Knives!

Discussion in 'Knives' started by Gundose, Sep 4, 2015.

  1. VestPocket

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    Inspiration comes in many forms and I always seem to learn something even when it's not expected


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  2. aliaspostmortem

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    "Gemini on Iron"

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  4. aliaspostmortem

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    "Kizer on Paper"

    This knife is no longer in my possesion. Must confess that I traded it for a knife with a hole in the blade. Nothing wrong with this knife but I never cared for the kind of squarish handleshape.

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    Intrepid, Vanguard series

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  5. True Talon

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    The two Dukes

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    Another pic of the Perrock.

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    Not really my cup of tea. Never bought it, just tested it.

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  9. aliaspostmortem

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    "Portrait of Bear"


    Kizer Ursa Minor modelled after Laconicos "Little Bear"
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  10. aliaspostmortem

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    "Walkabout"


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    A very nice small EDC, except that it's a tad bit hard to open

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    I have a Gemini which I really like. Also had a Guru flipper, but sold that (wasnt my favorite)
     
  15. Adahn

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    I can only judge how it's looking but I prefer the Kizer version in every detail :)
     
  16. True Talon

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    To be fair to both I'll make this comment - both are excellent knives. Both are basically the same knife by Master Bladesmith Michael Vagnino. There are some major differences considering the custom version is two or three years old now and both Michael and Kizer have worked on the Kizer version to improve it.

    The custom knife is a much stronger build than the Kizer. The Ti slabs and the blade are thicker. The blade steel on the custom is CTS-XHP where Kizer uses S35VN. CTS-XHP I believe will hold an edge for much, much longer than S35VN (I base that on the Cold Steel test video of one of their CTS-XHP blades). Michael's custom knife is much sharper than the Kizer version (and I'm a Kizer dealer so I've looked at a few of these now)

    The custom is more of a work knife - at least in the pictured configuration - than the Kizer with its nice blue anodized handle and stylized pivot pin. The Kizer has a stainless steel lockbar insert and over travel stop where the custom has a hardened lockbar face and uses the pocket clip as it's over travel stop.

    I don't know how the current custom Lancer 2's by Michael stack up against the Kizer in terms of functionality. There is quite a big price difference but then you can ask Michael Vagnino for anything you want, where the Kizer is a stock production knife. It wont have the attention to detail like a custom knife will.

    Most buyers will opt for the Kizer purely in terms of price. But as I said both are great knives.
     
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  17. Adahn

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    @True Talon Thanks for the input :)

    And yes, I was only speaking about the looks which they have improved together, as you say.
    About sharpness, can it be that the Kizers are "simply" sharpened on a rotating benchstone whereas the custom knife is maybe sharpened and stropped/mirror polished? For that price and the "handmade" tag I'd expect that at least ;)
     
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    My favorite Kizer


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