Kizer Shows Off 3 More Designs Ahead of SHOT Show

After a preview of three new for 2017 folders back in December, Kizer announced three more blades it will be bringing to SHOT Show 2017 next Tuesday. Meet the Toro, the Super Bad, and the Mjölnir, a trio of inbound collaborations soon to come from the prolific Chinese manufacturer. Scheduled to hit the market in the coming months, each brings something new to the Kizer lineup as the company seeks to cement its identity in the marketplace.

Kizer Toro
The Toro is Kizer’s first collab with Matt Diskin. Diskin comes from a robotics background and runs a small knife company of his own, Volcan Knives. In his custom work, he is known for highly technical, precisely-engineered knives. Modeled after the Volcan custom, the Toro embellishes Kizer’s now-standard titanium and S35VN construction with some signature Diskin elements.

Diskin’s double detent system has been implemented on the Toro. With a bearing detent on each side of the pivot, Kizer’s David Sun says users can expect superlative, addicting action on this 3.9” blade. “The double detent keeps the knife secure when closed and gives it a very smooth, even opening.” A unique, multi-piece pocket clip and sculpted backspacer round out the custom-style features. “These touches make this feel like a true Diskin blade,” Sun affirms. MSRP for the Toro is $278.

Kizer Toro

Kizer Super Bad Drop Point
Kizer broke into fixed blades late last year with the EDC-friendly Thumbper. The incoming Super Bad fixed blade is a different beast altogether. Designed by Mikkel Willumsen, the Super Bad reflects the Danish knife maker’s penchant for big, bold, and curvaceous tactical knives. “It is definitely an aggressive knife,” Sun admits. “But it is suited for both utility and combat.”

The Super Bad’s 4.73” drop point blade is made from VG-10, offering a balance of toughness and resistance to the elements. A recurve bowie blade shape will also be available, but Sun says the drop point is the choice for customers who might want to press the Super Bad into more conventional tasks. It may be designed for combative applications but the thumb ramp and choil work in conjunction with the full-bellied blade to make a knife surprisingly capable of general outdoor cutting chores. MSRP for the Super Bad is $196.

Kizer Super Bad

Kizer Mjölnir
When we spoke with TK Knives’ David Michalik last year, he told us that his shop’s growing fan base could expect a production version of the Mjölnir model from Kizer – and now it’s almost here. The Mjölnir is a bigger, stronger knife than the Kyre, his first Kizer collaboration. “It takes a more heavy duty approach than the Kyre,” Sun tells us. The long, curved handle is spacious enough for multiple working grips, and a large chamfer around the edges prevents hotspots during pressure cuts. “I love the ergonomics. This is clearly a knife meant for work,” says Sun.

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The Mjölnir’s 3.7” blade will be made from M390 – the first full run production knife from Kizer to feature the steel. Sun says that we can expect more knives made with M390 in the future, but that it will not unseat S35VN in their catalog. Instead, M390 will be offered alongside S35VN and a growing stable of other new steels. “As we bring more M390 into our line-up along with other premium steels, they will complement the existing S35VN in our lineup.”

Kizer Mjolnir


Knife featured in image: Kizer Toro