Kizer Laconico Gemini Frame Lock Knife w/ Blue Clip (3.125" Stonewash) Ki3471

MSRP: $200.00
Our Price: $170.00
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:7.25"
  • Blade Length:3.125"
  • Blade Thickness:0.12"
  • Blade Material:CPM-S35VN
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.44"
  • Handle Material:Titanium
  • Color:Gray
  • Weight:3.65 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Gemini
  • Model Number:Ki3471
  • Designer:Ray Laconico
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

Kizer Cutlery collaborated with Ray Laconico and scored big time with the Gemini flipper. It's based on Ray's custom Jasmine folder and maintains its sleek character.

The build on this production model is superb. It has a bead blasted titanium handle with titanium back spacer, blue anodized pocket clip, blued hardware, and a steel lockbar insert. The full-flat ground CPM-S35VN steel blade is stonewashed and rides on a ceramic ball-bearing pivot. We're confident you'll enjoy the Gemini flipper!

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Paul J.
10-02-2017
Firstly, let it be known that I am very new to carrying knives. Iíve cooked all my life and have a great appreciation of fine knives in the kitchen, but have only just stumbled on to the draw of carrying a knife on my person. I wasnít sure Iíd take to this, so I played it safe and ordered a couple Kershaws Ė the Ferrite and the Ember. These got me hooked on the fidget factor that a flipper allows and I wanted to experience ďtrue,Ē unassisted flipping. I donít mind spending crazy money on stupid stuff, but I wasnít quite ready to drop 3-4 hundred until I knew Iíd enjoy it long-term, so the Gemini really fit the bill in that itís approaching the quality of a good custom at about half the price (or even less.)

It wasnít love at first flip, as it lacked the weight and spring I was used to in the Ferrite. But a few dozen flips later and I started to get it. Now I no longer need a phone or a television. I can just sit all day and flip this knife. Itís quite addictive. Itís SO smooth. Itís easy to flip with my pinky. The blade is too light to close itself with gravity alone, but a gentle shake gets it done. If you hold it (closed, tip up) and deploy it as softly and carefully as you can, it still fully deploys every time. (Not so if you are asking the blade to swing up.)

I read many reviews before buying and was concerned about the blade being centered Ė mine is dead center. I was concerned about the lock being hard to release Ė not a problem at all. One reviewer wrote that he had to spend some time cleaning it up. Indeed, mine had quite a bit of lube on it, but it wiped off reasonably easily

Personal preferences: I donít think the blade finish goes with the scales or style of this knife that well. Iíd rather see a satin finish or shiny finish. Iíd rather have plain hardware than blue, but many like the blue. Since itís blue, I would like it all to match. Between the clip, pivot, back-spacer, and screws, there are 4 different shades of blue.
All around great knife
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Jesse V.
01-08-2017
Love this knife. Very smooth flipper, on par with a zt 0450, functional blade, superb fit and finish, just a great looking knife. the pocket clip broke off after 3 weeks (the screw actually broke) but knife was returned and exchanged. The pocket clip also seems to catch my pocket a lot more than my other edc knives and it doesn't come out of my pocket as smooth. Doesn't bother me much though.
Look and feel of a custom for 1/3 the price
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Seth B.
12-24-2016
This knife right here is simply superb. The action is smooth as can be running on ceramic ball bearings. The full titanium handles are sleek and great looking. All the edges have been rounded giving the knife an amazing feel in hand. The blue accents on the knife give it a tasteful look that will impress even the non knife people. Kizer is competing at a top level in the knife industry. I'm very impressed and will be excited for their designs in the future.
Easily one of my favorites
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Lee H.
08-31-2016
This a great EDC knife. The materials are great and it is very well made. It is the best flipping knife I have tried, though I haven't tried anything super high-end like a Shirogorov or Grimsmo. It is a great size for EDC and it carries well. The blade is about the perfect thickness for an EDC and the full flat grind makes it a great slicer. Can't recommend this enough. Even non-knife people remark on the cool factor and the quality.
A small wonder
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Tim P.
06-06-2016
This is my first, but not last, flipper, and I'm pleased beyond words. Beautiful finish, perfectly centered, buttery smooth action with minimal effort, and it closes just by gently wiggling it the last half of the way.

The blued pivot, set screws and clip stand out nicely against the matte titanium finish in an artful manner. Whoever did this has a great eye for contrast without going overboard. Nice and subtle. To say I'm happy is an understatement. Like the other reviewer says, don't hesitate on getting this.

Now onto my next knife.....
Sheer beauty
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John J.
05-18-2016
When I got this knife I was utterly amazed by how clean the design was. Pictures don't do it justice. If you're contemplating purchasing this knife, then I say stop thinking about it and just do it. The perfectly contoured handle blew me away. Such a sleek design. This knife is based off the custom designed "Ray Loconico's Jasmine." I've read online from several other reviews that it's actually better than the custom. You're essentially getting a custom for only 170.00 bucks! Great materials all around and the cool anodized blue screws add to it all. Like I said before, just get it.