Kizer Vanguard Cucchiara Bad Dog Flipper Knife Black G-10 (3" Stonewash) V3463A1

MSRP: $92.00
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  • Overall Length:7.00"
  • Blade Length:3.00"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.00"
  • Handle Thickness:0.49"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.74 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Bad Dog
  • Model Number:V3463A1
  • Designer:Matt Cucchiara
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Kizer Vanguard Bad Dog liner lock flipper is a compact version of the Cucchiara Bad Dog frame lock knife. Kizer has translated the design into a more affordable package without sacrificing necessary durability and functionality for daily use. Responsive flipping action and an affordable price point makes this knife a solid addition to your everyday carry. This Vanguard model features a satin finished VG-10 stainless steel blade and a black G-10 handle.


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Great little edc
Cruz R.
Just out of the box it was hair cutting sharp. The handle is small, but that is good because if you need a small edc this is the knife to choose. I would buy this for myself. It comes with a cleaning cloth in the box. Very impressed with my first kizer.
Great edc fliper
Adam n.
I got the knife in the other day and I really like it my only problem is that it did not come in very sharp
Excellent Smaller Every Day Carry (EDC) Flipper
Gregory S.
This may be the smallest and lightest Kizer knife. The detent is excellent: the blade will not shake open even with violent shaking. The blade deploys very well with either push button or light switch action on the small flipper tab, though push button is more reliable. With my medium-large hands, this is a 3.5 finger grip when opened. Lock engagement is secure, about 30% and there is no blade play at all.

When unlocked, the blade drops freely and I need to keep my thumb very close to the small tab to avoid dropping the blade on my finger. Otherwise, I close the blade upward to avoid the unlocked blade dropping too fast. The recurved blade is hollow ground and has a swedge toward the point. The full steel liners are nested in the contoured G10 scales and is milled out on the non-lock side. The lanyard hole is large enough for 550 paracord.

I did not encounter any thread locker on the screws and I applied a small amount of blue medium loctite on all the screw threads, including the pivot. Blade centering is perfect and the blade grind is very well done and symmetrical. The blade to handle ratio is very efficient and does not expose any sharp edges when closed, though, if I really try, my trimmed fingernail can reach the small point by the sharpening choil, but my finger cannot. Overall, it is a great knife and if you like the look and small size, I fully recommend it.
Great little knife
Peter N.
Super light weight. Great fit and finish. Interesting shape blade and handle. Best flipping action I've ever had. Don't listen to that other guy.
First and last Kizer
William m.
Knife is really small! Handle is 4 inches but with it opened you have just a little over 3 inches to hold on to. No traction on the handle and the knife will come open just by waving your hand around. Feels like a $20 or less knife.