The Kizer Kobald, designed by Sebastian Irawan, is a titanium frame lock knife with a carbon fiber inlay on the show scale. The modified Wharncliffe blade has a satin finish and is made of CPM-S35VN steel. A thumb hole allows easy opening while jimping at the base of the blade and on the backspacer enhances your grip. The Kobald is finished off with a lanyard hole and a tip-up, titanium pocket clip. Start cutting in style!
I'm pretty surprised that this knife has not received a dedicated following. The blade is not only thinner than most, but the shape is exceedingly practical for cooking. The knife vanishes into the edge of your pocket and is perfect for picnics. Ergonomics are a difficult thing to judge but for my small hands, even with a tight grip bearing down onto the knife, I haven't experienced any pain or discomfort. I have no experience in spydie flicking, so it took me a bit of practice before i was able to flick the knife open, but after about a day I'm able to open it easily and the smoothness of the action makes it a pleasure to do so. Knife was good to go from the factory and has been serving me well since. It's a quality product. If you, like me, are having trouble opening this knife, position your middle finger at the bottom point of the hole's crescent and wrap your bottom two fingers over the blade and around the handle. Concurrently, flare your bottom two fingers out, flick up, and give a bit of wrist action. A bit of practice should remove any frustration. If the design appeals to you, give it a shot!