Kizer Brings On Three New Designers for Latest Knives

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Kizer is prepping three new models for release, each catering to different size and use categories. All three designs come from new-to-Kizer collaborators.

Vindicator
Marshall Noble from Noble Knives makes his Kizer debut with the Vindicator. Kizer’s David Sun says that this hefty knife is all about ultimate strength. “It was designed originally as a large combat fixed blade utilizing a modified traditional spey point blade to offer superior edge geometry with a tough and durable blade tip,” he explains. The frame lock flipper Vindicator has sculpted titanium scales that sport an asymmetrical ‘natural’ look akin to the famous Anso pattern. “It’s a no nonsense workhorse frame lock flipper,” Sun adds.

Kizer Vindicator

Kizer Vindicator

Tangram Pinch
The latest addition to Kizer’s budget-focused Tangram series caters to anybody in need of a non-locking knife. “This is traditional friction folder reinvented using modern material and technology,” explains Sun. “It will not raise attention but can be put to work on any tasks requiring a sharp knife.” Rolf Helberg, the designer, gave the Pinch a simple drop point blade that can be opened in the traditional two-hand manner with the French cut nail mark. The knife has an almost Sodbuster-like overall profile that should make use and carry simple. Slipjoints have never been more popular in the knife community, but Sun believes that the Pinch should have particular appeal across the pond. “For Europe, this is a natural fit due to the varied regulations from country to country,” he notes.

Tangram Pinch

Tangram Pinch

Odin
We’ve seen the work of Ivan Braginets in the form of several Real Steel Knives releases, but the Odin [see feature image above] marks the first time he’s worked with Kizer. Compared to Braginets’s previous production releases, this Bladesmith release retains a certain technical flair that marks it as one of his designs to those in the know. But the overall profile here displays a different approach to ergonomics and blade profile: a sort of humpbacked handle and hybrid drop point blade make the Odin a comfortable-to-use, high-performance cutter. “Its stately and classical outline belies the power when it’s lying in the user’s hand,” Sun tells us.


Knife featured in image: Kizer Cutlery Odin

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