Kizer Azo Vanguard Begleiter XL Button Lock Knife Black Micarta (3.9" Black SW)


  • Black stonewashed, 154CM XL blade in a drop point style.
  • Dual thumb stud openers with caged ceramic bearing pivot.
  • Black micarta handle with black stonewashed hardware.
  • Stainless steel liner lock.
  • Tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole for carrying.


Begleiter comes from the German language meaning "companion." Designed for those who prefer a slim profile, the Begleiter delivers. This is the Begleiter XL and its the larger version of the original knife. The handle is inset from the liners and keeps this knife incredibly lightweight and subtle in the pocket. It has an open-build with two barrel spacers on either side of the elongated lanyard hole. The EDC-ready design includes a reversible tip-up carry clip. A caged ball bearing pivot ensures a smooth and reliable action. The craftsmanship of the Kizer Begleiter is finished off completely by hand for sharpening, quality inspection, and is put to the test. Kizer Cutlery strives to bring the best knives forward while keeping them affordable.

Looking for something similar but smaller? We have got you covered. The Kizer Begleiter folding knife series has regular and mini models with unique handle materials, colors, and blades

Item #BHQ-169681
MSRP: $124.00
Our Price: $94.00
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  • Overall Length: 9.02"
  • Blade Length: 3.90"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.55"
  • Blade Width: 1.00"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.12"
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.12"
  • Handle Width: 1.00"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.55"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 5.06 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper, Thumb Stud
  • Pivot Type: Bearings
  • Lock Type: Button Lock
  • Brand: Kizer
  • Model: Begleiter XL
  • Model Number: V5458C1
  • Designer: Azo
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Met every expectation
Garrett T. on Nov 22, 2022

I love this knife, surprisingly it is my first in 154 cm steel so we'll see how that goes. I was bummed when this one didn't come in BD1 like my other begleiter but so far so good. It's so nice to have another large folder in my collection. As far as large knives go up to now my favorite to carry is the Coldsteel Recon 1 and this knife has edged it out for having nearly the reach on the blade combined with the flipper action and button lock. Much more fidget friendly than the Recon 1 and also a bit lighter weight which isn't a deal breaker either way. The only minor critique I have and it is very minor is the detent could be a little bit stiffer; when flicking it closed the blade tends to bounce out a bit.

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