Kizer Diskin Toro Frame Lock Knife Titanium (3.8" Stonewash) Ki4503

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MSRP: $290.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:8.875"
  • Blade Length:4.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.18"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.52"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:5.82 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Toro
  • Model Number:Ki4503
  • Designer:Matt Diskin
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Kizer Toro is an exciting first collaboration with Matt Diskin. This EDC flipper is modeled after his custom Volcan design, and features a premium build made with a CPM-S35VN blade and a grooved titanium frame lock handle. Fantastic action and secure closure is provided with the implementation of Diskin's double detent system, placing a bearing detent on either side the knife's pivot. Special features include a full sculpted backspacer to protech the edge when closed and a hardened lock bar that is unique to this Diskin design.

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Good design, ruined by ridiculous 2nd detent
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Lyle K.
01-14-2018
I'm gonna keep this short so you'll know exactly what's going on with this knife.
This knife has a second ball detent on the top handle scale, opposing the detent that is on the lockbar. The reasoning Kizer/Diskin gave is that this second detent will keep the blade more stable during movement. This may or may not be true. Unfortunately, what I and many other reviewers know is that this puts an unnecessary force on the blade, causing the force that is needed to disengage the detent to be much greater.
The end result is a very sluggish action, with a blade that requires much force to disengage the detent as well as pushing the blade along till lockbar engagement. This reminds me of big Cold Steel folders very much, but they have a reason to be stiff/sluggish. Another thing is the 2nd detent actually causes the blade to be LESS stable; I couldn't eliminate side-to-side blade-play until I have tightened the pivot down far more than factory levels, causing the blade to be stiff as hell, and definitely not drop-shut.
All in all, a beautiful design ruined by an superfluous gimmick.