Based on the custom Lancer collaboration from Ray Laconico and Michael Vagnino, the Kizer Lancer 2 is a stunning design for managing any daily cutting chore. The milled titanium handle comes in a blue anodized finish with gold anodized holes on the front side. It has a recurve blade made from dependable S35VN steel with a stonewashed finish. The blade flipper provides rocketing blade deployment with a reinforced frame lock for strong blade lock up. A comfortably contoured titanium pocket clip completes the outstanding design.
This my second Kizer, first with premium materials, and I’m impressed. Kizer hooked me on their quality with my Begleiter Dukes, so I had to try more. The Lancer 2 feels great in the hand, looks great, and has a smooth, snappy action.
Just added this knife to my Kizer collection (18 and growing) and couldn’t be happier. I think this may be the best looking with the blue Ti and gold anotized holes. Even better is the feel in my XL size hands, fits like a glove. Probably in the top three of the Kizers I own. Highly recommend.
Would fully recommend this knife to anyone...great materials and screams quality. Flipper is not as smooth as it could be out of box...maybe the coating they used. Have only had it for a couple weeks so hoping it smooths out. Otherwise love it and would buy again
I've had it for just over a day, so I'm still in the honeymoon phase. Very impressed. It came perfectly dialed in. Much nicer than knives twice the price. I'm not a fan of recurve blades, but I am so happy I gave this one a shot.
As a long-time blade aficionado, this is a work of knife art, especially for $120. The only thing I would improve functionally is the addition of gimping. Regardless, it's a beautifully executed blade and I was pleasantly surprised that the pivot screw was also changed to a plain, stainless matte-finished screw, mirrored on each side. I prefer this over the scrolled one pictured. A great addition to my collection.
Out-of-the-box, this knife was not usable. The amount of force needed to deploy the blade was way too high. I simply could not use the flipper. It was difficult, but not impossible, to pinch the blade and open the knife. Also, I noticed a slight discoloration on the frame-lock side. This discoloration was about midpoint with respect to the clip. Perhaps I should have returned the knife, but I didn't. I played with pivot friction to no avail. In the past, I have been able to disassemble, clean, and reassemble knives to make them much more usable. After doing that here, there was no improvement in opening. Then I noticed that the open end of the pocket clip was resting on the frame and the frame-lock bar. This put pressure on the bar, which put pressure on the blade, which caused the opening problem. To reduce this pressure, I ground down the under side of the clip, where the clip pressed on the frame lock. After reducing clip thickness by about 1/16", the blade began to open as expected. I really like the feel, size, and style of this knife. Was it worth the effort? Time will tell.