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: $130.00
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  • 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.


Customer Reviews

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Great EDC/great value
Aaron W.
My hesitation came from the country of construction, however this is great knife. The fit and finish are great. The steel sharpens up very quickly and it cuts/ takes a beating very well. Iv'e had this knife since Christmas 2017 and it has done great. The price point in very low compared to the value of the knife itself. If you are on a budget and need reliable steel this is a great option.
Love it.
Dustin P.
Yes, it's a fat knife. The handle is a little smooth, but it's still a great knife. It's solid and well worth the money. I have 4 Kizer knives and have never been disappointed!
A nice knife but a pocket hog.
Michael D.
This is a well built, sturdy knife. The handle is comfortable with it without using the finger choil, and despite the lack of jimping or texturing anywhere, it locks very securely into your hand. The only reason I don't carry it more often is the size of this thing closed. It is very tall and it can be difficult to reach your hand past the knife to get other items out of your pocket. Other than that, this knife is great.
Nicholas p.
Great knife ordered it it took almost two week to come but was worth the wait overall great knife even though itís made in China it raises the bar for China the knife is made with good quality and does not feel like a cheap knife the lockup is solid itís worth your moneys worth I would compare it almost to a 200$ Dollar knife itís crazy to know that Spyderco sells a small knife called the delica itís nice I own one but your paying more for it but kizer is changing the game with cheaper prices and more steel for your buck highly recommend this knife to anyone
Substantial Folder
Jon D.
The quality of this knife far exceeds its price. Good steel with a deep flat grid that comes centered and snaps to attention. The scales are very ergo, the clip is effective and out of the way. Even with itís weight and width, it does a great job of hiding in your pocket. It could have come a little sharper, but that is easily solved. If you are looking for a little more heft in your EDC rotation, the Roach is a great option. Recommend.
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!