The Kizer Butcher is a fixed blade knife that really makes a statement. It's most obvious feature is it's ridiculously over-the-top cleaver style blade. At first glance, it looks like something a goblin would wave at you while demanding a bridge toll, it's actually a surprisingly ergonomic and practical knife. It has a micarta handle with dual finger choils, so it is secure even in hard use.
Very pleased with this tool. I have been wanting a discreet cleaver fixed blade and this fit the bill nicely. I had not worked with 154 CM before and am pleased with its performance, I work in construction and installation and spent a day using it to break down cardboard between installations and while it did need rehoned afterwards (it was several shower, tub and tub wall fixture boxes, so a very large amount of cardboard) it was brought back to speed very quickly much to my pleasure. The 154 CM reminds me a little of VG-10 in that regard it gets sharp easily and stays and retains that edge for quite a awhile. There are a few things one could nit pick but then you remember how low the price is and the nit picks evaporate. Good purchase. Getting to be a big fan of Kizer Knives.
I own a 5 acre hobby farm in Texas with livestock & chickens 🐓. Boxes of food & bails of hay are a daily chore, the Butcher has become my go to implement for cutting into these items. Sharpness & strength in a small package with a great scabbard to match. Can’t wait for another MACHO BLADES creation from KIZER. Keep me in the loop.
Its my new favorite knife i use it every day.
lemme start with the only cons i find and one that has been mentioned before. the heel of the blade and finger choil are prone to cutting the user. shitty design in that area. Made in China. i hate giving china my money but they make good knives it seems. Middle road issues (maybe) small grip - not really, some peeps must not be real knife knuts. the grip is more than sufficient....sometimes this is called design choices for function. the grip works fine. you aint john holmes. finish with the pros. this knife deploys with ease from the top loading sheath. sheathing the blade is very easy due to the shape once you get used to the blade design and mech design of pivot points. science, it works. sharpening is a breeze due to the near straight edge of the blade. The blade design works fantastic for a utility blade where the orthogonal tip generates high force and the thin flat grind makes for very slicy cuts. The tip is where 95% of your cuts will occur, grip and length of knife make this a fact, thus making the other 2 inches of the blade nearly unused. I love the blade for EDC, carried on right side in a scout style, but with handle facing rear. it is small. as a large knife user, this tiny knife is a real surprise how well it performs what i ask it to do. I work in a enviro where dock shipments occur frequently and opening of raw material is needed. this blade performs. I give this a 4.5/5 simply because china, but hey, if they keep making quality product, at this price vs performance... well, i will buy more
I love everything about this knife but it has a awkward grip design and the edges of the Micarta needs to be sanded down to be contouring for a bit a better fitting feel. As the utilitarian use of the blade it’s more fun than anything.
This is perhaps the coolest knife I own, with the least utility compared to the other knives in my collection. I love the look, the blade steel, the micarta handles, the size, the whole package. The truth is, it’s not as practical as any of my flipper knives or other fixed blades. The blade shape is a little unwieldy, and the edge aligns with the handle in such a way that if you try to chop anything with any real force, you run the risk of breaking your knuckles against whatever you’re trying to cut. That sounds negative, but I honestly love the knife. I find excuses to use it all the time. For me, this is a fun knife, and worth every penny. Your mileage may vary based on how utilitarian you are with your knives. It’s been great for cutting up banana slices.