Kizer Vanguard Degnan Roach Flipper Black G-10 (3.5" Gray) V4477A1

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Kizer Vanguard Degnan Roach Flipper Black G-10 (3.5" Gray) V4477A1
MSRP: $129.95
Our Price: $84.50
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Item #BHQ-34150


  • Overall Length:8.25"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Cutting Edge:3.125"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Hardness:58-60 RC
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Gray
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.75"
  • Handle Thickness:0.54"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:6.47 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Roach
  • Model Number:V4477A1
  • Designer:Matt Degnan
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Matt Degnan designed Roach knife is an exciting Kizer model that's made its way to their Vanguard lineup. It has a wide spear point style VG-10 stainless steel blade with a gray titanium coating. The handle is contoured black G-10 with a blue G-10 backspacer and a stainless steel liner lock frame. The pocket clip is oriented for tip-up carry and marked with a Roach logo.


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The best knife I own
Brad T.
I have a lot of knives ranging from budget to high end models, but this is the one knife I always go back to when I'm looking to carry something. Surprisingly slim in the pocket and super durable. Would never sell this for anything.
My favorite knife
John G.
The Kizer Vanguard Roach is simply a must own knife for everyone that loves knives. The spear point blade is stunning with a generous finger choil that you can actually use to choke up on the blade which is so rarely found on folders. The over all look and feel is simple yet refined, it is not too fancy to use but still offers something impressive to look at. The G10 is machined to perfection and superbly comfortable. No hot spot from the pocket clip, The handle shape offers 3 grip positions to handle any type of task. It is built solid with stainless liners and hardware so you can be confident it is up to medium duty cutting tasks without breaking. The flipper action is insanely good, the best flipper I own hands down. The knife has a thin profile and it is neither too big nor too small for EDC. If you have been on the fence about the roach or any Kizer for that matter just get a roach, you will not be disappointed. The only way to improve on this knife is to upgrade the materials which Kizer has done with the Bladesmith Titanium version of the roach... I say own the Vanguard roach for EDC and Buy the Bladesmith roach if you are a collector... But either way Buy a Roach...
Elegant BEAST!!!
Chris H.
This knife is smooth with a boastful profile... Not to mention its badass and hardcore beastly design and weight! I thought a heavy flipper would be hard to carry, but it has been a pleasure and virtually invisible!

It flips very well, thanks to the ball-bearing pivot. The blade is fairly heavy vg10 so it's not a "quick" flipper. But it is quick enough for its size! Robust and hardcore it's blade shape allows it to slice through anything! Plus "straight impact" puncturing/ stabbing is very easy.

The clip has a beautifully polished shine look with a cockroach etched into it. Tip-up/ right-hand carry only.

Beautiful BLUE G10 backspacer adds a splash of color on an already beautifully designed blade. I know the picture shows a "black" backspacer, but it is BLUE. The black diamond coating on the blade does not show any scuffs or scratches so far, and seems to be holding up VERY well.
For the price this knife will ABSOLUTELY exceed your hopes and expectations! It did for me! Pick one up today!