Kizer Splinter Frame Lock Knife Titanium (3.375" Stonewash) Ki3457A2

Straight from Blade Show 2015 the Kizer Splinter is the latest collaboration knife with TomCat designs. This elegant gentleman's folder features a blue anodized titanium handle with a S35VN steel blade. Ceramic ball bearings allow for super smooth opening with the integrated blade flipper. A titanium frame lock provides a reliable lock up of the blade with minimal blade play. There is a natural stonewash finish on the blade that adds to the sophisticated look of the knife. The handle is equipped with a custom pivot, lanyard hole and a reversible titanium pocket clip. The Kizer Splinter offers the slim profile and durable construction that are essential to a good EDC knife.

Item #BHQ-30400
MSRP: $184.00
Our Price: $123.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.50"
  • Blade Length: 3.375"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.11"
  • Blade Material: CPM S35VN
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.125"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.41"
  • Handle Material: Titanium
  • Color: Blue
  • Frame/Liner: Titanium
  • Weight: 2.60 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Frame Lock
  • Brand: Kizer
  • Model: Splinter
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Can't do much better for the money
clif j. on Nov 20, 2019

Just got this knife. Pretty darn fantastic. I have paid three times as much for some other knives that are equal in quality to this knife. To me, the detent is perfect. The action is excellent. The manufacturing is spotless, with lots of attention to detail. The materials are top notch. Plus, this knife is beautiful. It is a small knife! It is unobtrusive in the pocket. It is comfortable in the hand. (Although the blade is deceptively larger than first appearance, but very slender.) All that being said, this would be categorized by me as a "gentleman's knife". (I imagine that one could use it on the construction site, considering how it is built. But, I will chose something else for that type of work.) I can easily see this knife as an edc. I could see myself taking it fishing as well. It cuts fantastic. The description says drop point blade profile. I would describe it as wharncliffe/sheep's foot hybrid. In my opinion that makes this knife very utilitarian. The hollow grind makes a very slicy edge. I can also see myself cutting my thumb with this knife when I close it one-handed. (As soon as the lock is disengaged, the blade drops closed with no effort. I have a ZT, that does the same thing. I have cut the top of my thumb with that one, when I have been hasty in closing.) This knife's pivot is very smooth. I am very impressed, and pleased.

America first, but...
Rodney Y. on Jul 25, 2019

This is the first of 3 Kizer folder knifes I have bought. I love them all. This is coming from a guy that tends to be a knife snob and only buy American. Kizer has surprised me. Quality meets up to my snobby expectations.

Outstanding buy despite a few misses
James D. on Apr 1, 2019

Too often lately I've ordered knives that I thought I would love, only to have that "meh" feeling when I handled them. (Thank goodness for BHQ's awesome return policy). This knife, though, owned me the moment I took it out of the box. Someone really needs to tell Kizer that you can't put a $500 handle on a $120 knife.The anodization looks better than in the pictures, and on mine the random variations feature a lot of green and a sort of fractal pattern that really makes the whole thing look mid-tech or even custom. The machining on the handle is smooth but grippy, and in general it kind of epitomizes the "gentleman folder" concept. I would just never expect a knife to appear this refined at this price point. As other reviewers noted, there is a small hot spot near the top end of the frame lock, but at least for my hand it's not a big deal. I also agree that the flipper should be a little larger or have jimping (or both). Because the handle is so slim, it's easy to get a little hand pressure on the frame lock and have it cause your finger to slip off of the minimalist flipper. If you are a mall ninja who needs to count on your knife to deploy in a hot second when the zombies attack, this ain't for you. But if you can spare half a second to make sure you're using the right technique, you're good to go. That said, I still plan to file in some jimping on the flipper. The action itself is spot on, with a decent balance of detent tension and smooth bearings that reminds me of the excellent ZT 0450 (which also won't budge if you have pressure on the lock bar). The factory edge was grabby but not smooth (i.e., okay for cardboard, but comparatively poorly in paper tests). Being S35VN, it should touch up just fine to a razor edge, but I would have preferred shaving sharpness out of the box. And speaking of the box... I know packaging shouldn't matter, but this is the nicest I've ever seen, including in $500 knives. Trivial I know, but it adds to the feeling that this knife is something special. Bottom line: this may be the best knife bargain I've ever found.

Splinter S35vn
John F. on Nov 28, 2017

I ordered the black/blue just to try it out, was fully to prepared to dislike it enough to send back, if for no other reason than it is Chinese made. After a week now, no way will I send it back. On other forums some disliked it for the smallish flipper. Others found a share edge at top of the frame lock. The flipper is perfect size. After a few hundred openings / closings I used a tad bit of blue locktite on the hinge screw as it had loosened just a little bit. It is now perfect opening and closing. Hard to believe it is not spring assisted, it is impossible to pressure the flipper too little so it doesn't lock up when opening. I've found no annoying sharp edges anywhere, the quality of manufacturing has changed my mind on the whole 'made in China' stigma. Fit and finish is superb.

Titanium EDC beauty
Mikael M. on Apr 29, 2017

Great knife. I'm carrying it almost a year and I can say that it's an excellent EDC knife. It has an excellent fit and finish. Perfect size for EDC carry for work and other activities. Almost invisible in the pocket. Easy to sharpen due to the straight line cutting edge. Very smooth opening, the bearings are fantastic! Easy to maintain and use. I will highly recommend this knife if you want your knife to pop from your pocket, especially when you are wearing slim pants.

Great little gentlemen's knife
Derek C. on Dec 24, 2016

Great quality. Fit and finish are great. Nice sharp edge. Blade detent VERY tight out of the box but is getting better as I play with it.

Difficult to rate
Zachery B. on Jun 19, 2019

There are a couple of shortcomings with this blade, yet there are some things that are beyond expectations. First the good: it is beautiful. Probably the most aesthetic knife I own. It feels great in the hand. The texture of the handle is very nice. The pictures here do not do the handle justice. The colors and patterns are more vibrant than I expected. The speed of the blade opening is enough to put a smile on your face. The downsides to it: the flipper tab needs to be a touch larger, maybe 15% more would improve it. Due to the flipper tab being kind of small, it makes it tricky to open. You really have to push harder than most of my knives. Also, the blade was not as sharp as I would have imagined. Overall, great knife. I would buy it again. The small shortcomings can be handled, just a little sharpening and practice with the flipper. I would give this a 4.5.

Decent knife
Dan P. on Mar 7, 2017

Fit and finish is excellent. Good looking knife fits well in the hand. My only complaint is that the blade was dull......really dull. I did not expect to have sharpen a brand new knife. Honestly it was the dullest knife I have ever bought.

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