Kizer Cutlery Ki302B2 Flipper Frame Lock Knife Titanium (3.25" Damascus)

MSRP: $157.00
Our Price: $86.99
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Item #BHQ-23845

Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.25"
  • Blade Length:3.25"
  • Cutting Edge:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:Damascus
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Damascus
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.41"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Blue, Gray
  • Weight:3.44 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Down
  • Sheath:Canvas
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Frame Lock
  • Model Number:Ki302B2
  • Country of Origin:Japan
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

Lightweight and sleek, this classy folder features a Damascus, VG-10 stainless steel, clip point blade, ambidextrous thumb studs, and a bead blasted, right hand, tip-down pocket clip. This titanium folding knife from Kizer Cutlery is elegant to look at and has smooth action. The 6Al4V Titanium handle has a blue anodized finish and uses the frame lock construction for secure blade lock up.

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Elegant knife fot the price
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Martin E.
03-06-2015
Short version:
Pros: Good looking and functional blade, top quality materials, easily accessible flipper and thumb stud, razor sharp out of box
Cons: One position pocket clip, underwhelming anodization on the handle, clip rides a little high, minor scratches on the blade out of box, too much pivot oil

Long Version:
The knife as it came out of the box has a pivot that is a little stiff and a lock-up that is a little sticky at first. Luckily the pivot and lock wear in nicely after a week or so and the pivot on mine is now at an adequate smoothness.
The blade is surprisingly nice with the three layer laminated VG-10 steel core with an outer Damascus steel laminate. The blade is a very useful shape with a nice geometry and comes razor sharp out of the box. The primary edge is more or less symmetrical from side to side and is a good angle for most tasks in my opinion. On the polished parts of the blade there are some scratches that were there when it came out of the box. These appear to be because of mishandling the blade during construction but could be anything. They are nor very prominent and are only visible under the right light. Not something that I will cry over but I would prefer if they werenít there. On the other hand I find it really cool that you can see the three layers of steel that can compose the blade when looking at the spine of the blade.
The handle unfortunately leaves something to be desired. The anodization on the handle is not as colourful or contrasting as I thought it would be. The anodization is very light and not doesnít contrast very well against the titanium. The shape of the handle is not as ergonomic as the other knives but it is not anything that is overwhelmingly uncomfortable. The handle is a little slick and will not give very much grip.
The pivot screw is a proprietary screw and will not be easy to adjust in the future but I will cross that bridge when I come to that. Luckily the pivot doesnít need any adjustment at the moment.
The pocket clip is strong and the colour is a nice blue and the colour is very well done. The clip rides a little high in the pocket and is stuck in the right hand/tip up position which is a little annoying for someone who prefers tip down carry like myself.
The deployment of the blade is done easily enough and the detent is not too strong that it will require a lot of force to open the knife but it is strong enough to prevent accidental deployment. The flipper and thumb stud are well designed and there are no difficulties accessing them.
The overall construction of the knife is good to great and I have no complaints about the fit and finish of the blade. That being said, the blade centering is not perfect and is a little off to one side but it is barely noticeable (maybe 0.5mm off).
The design and size of the blade lend itself well to the edc role which is how I prefer to use mine. The blade thickness is slightly thicker than I would usually like to have in my edc knives but it doesnít bother me a whole lot.
The thing that bothers me the most about this knife has nothing to do with the construction. The blade came with a giant glob of oil leaking out of the pivot. The excess oil that is leaking out of the pivot attracts a lot of lint and dust which I need to clean out constantly. I keep needing to clean more and more oil out of the pivot almost every time I use the knife. I am also hesitant to open the knife to clean it because of the pivot issue that I mentioned earlier. Once I finally manage to clean out the pivot fully then it will be a great edc.
Overall I recommend this blade to anyone who is looking for a high end elegant folding knife. For anyone who is concerned that it is made in China there is no stamp on the blade that actually says China. So if you donít tell anyone it is unlikely that they will know.