Kizer Azo Vanguard Series Begleiter Knife Natural Micarta (3.5" Black BD1N)

Item #BHQ-117234
MSRP: $120.00
Our Price: $59.00
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  • Overall Length: 8.125"
  • Blade Length: 3.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: CTS BD1N
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.625"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.49"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Brown
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 3.80 oz.
  • User: Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kizer
  • Model: Begleiter
  • Model Number: V4458E7
  • Designer: Azo
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

The Blade HQ Exclusive Begleiter you really want is here, with a natural canvas micarta handle and a black BD1N blade, and you can only find it at Blade HQ.

  • Black, CTS-BD1N blade in a drop point style.
  • Dual thumb stud openers with caged ceramic bearing pivot.
  • Natural canvas micarta handle with black finished hardware.
  • Stainless steel liner lock.
  • Tip-up pocket clip and lanyard hole for carrying.


Begleiter comes from the German language meaning "companion." Designed for those who prefer a slim profile, the Begleiter delivers. The handle is inset from the liners and keeps this knife incredibly lightweight and subtle in the pocket. It has an open-build with two barrel spacers on either side of the elongated lanyard hole. The EDC-ready design includes a reversible tip-up carry clip. A caged ball bearing pivot ensures a smooth and reliable action. The craftsmanship of the Kizer Begleiter is finished off completely by hand for sharpening, quality inspection, and is put to the test. Kizer Cutlery strives to bring the best knives forward while keeping them affordable.

Looking for something similar but smaller? We have got you covered. The Kizer Begleiter Folding knife series has regular and mini models with unique handle materials, colors, and blades.

Customer Reviews

Awesome knife for the price.
Eric A. on Dec 22, 2021

I bought one during the Blade HQ holiday. Easily worth double, even triple that amount. Micarta is so nice. Matte black on all metal gives it an awesome look. A little stiff at first but now pops open and locks tight. Pretty light for such a big knife. Slicey. Curious to see long-term how the BD1N steel works out. Liking it so far. Hope to buy in other steel/handle configurations. Neat knife.

Awful fit and finish....
Tyler M. on Feb 11, 2022

For the price, I don't expect super high tolerances or an amazing fit and finish.. but when the knife came.. the liner lock didn't even engage when the blade opened all the way; even when I tried to force it. When I contacted kizer.. they told me to try and grind down lock myself.. Also the blades not aligned to center, no matter how many times I take it apart, clean it, adjust the screws, it doesn't align to center. Truly regret buying this one.

Blade HQ response:
We're very sorry to hear about the trouble you're having. Have you contacted our customer service department yet ([email protected])? We'd like to help you get this resolved. Thanks -BHQ
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