Kizer Azo Vanguard Series Begleiter Knife Green Micarta (3.5" Stonewash BD1N)

Item #BHQ-117235
MSRP: $120.00
Our Price: $79.00
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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: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.625"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.49"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Green
  • 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: V4458E3
  • 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 green canvas micarta handle and a stonewashed, BD1N blade, and you can only find it at Blade HQ.

  • Stonewashed, CTS-BD1N blade in a drop point style.
  • Dual thumb stud openers with caged ceramic bearing pivot.
  • Green canvas micarta handle with satin 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

Very Good
Garet C. on Dec 27, 2021

The detent is great and has no double clutch. The bearings make it so you can push the liner lock and let it fall. I’m writing the review because another reviewer stated that it doesn’t lock up properly. Mine locked up at maybe 10%.

Awesome value
Eric A. on Feb 11, 2022

I liked my first Kizer Begleiter so much I bought a second right away. Good selection of blade finishes and scale material. Very nicely constructed. Great fit and finish. Flicks open easily and locks tight. GREAT looking. Very slicey and BD1N is an awesome steel for this price.

No More Junk
Matt C. on Jan 4, 2022

For years, Chinese knives were dismissed as "junk." Well, those days are over. This is a fantastic knife. I own three Begleiters as well as a high end one from Reate. I love the balance and the feel in my hand. This knife opens smoothly and locks up tight. It is perfectly centered. You won't be disappointed.

The right size with smooth function
Steve O. on Feb 18, 2021

This is a nice EDC with smooth function and a good size blade. Right price too!

Stiff out of the box and the blade lock doesn't engage
JON P. on Dec 21, 2021

This is a nice looking knife. I really like the washed blade, not shiny but looks good. The handle has a very nice feel to it. Kind of rough but not rough, odd feel but very solid and should provide a good gripe. Slim and light this will fit the pocket quite well. The opening stud is very stiff. It takes some effort to open but I expect it to loosen a little with use. The blade lock does not work well. It only goes partially on and the blade can be closed with just a little pressure. If you push the lock over with your thumb it works but time will tell if it will do it on it's own. Might take dissembling and a stone to get it to work right. For the sale price I would give this a 5 Star but the blade lock drops it a little. Nice knife, though and happy at the purchase. Edit: carried for several weeks and broke the tip off which is something i've never done in 50yrs of daily carry. Knife stayed plenty sharp but be aware of this. First time with this steel so maybe its more brittle than im used to. Still liked the knife, though as it felt good in the hand

Potentially, the best Begleiter yet
patrick l. on Jan 8, 2022

"I bought two of these. I loved them except, the lock-up failed on both knives. I was prepared to send them both back but I fixed them both myself. That's how much I like these knives! The scales are a perfect "feel" for me." Blade HQ deleted the above post of mine some two month ago. So, after awhile I figured that they must have addressed the issue in house and so I could buy some more with no worries. WRONG!!! I just bought two more and they won't lock up!! unbelievable!! I've always had such good luck with Blade HQ.... so sad that I'll have to fix these also. I consider these to be the best EDC that I own. I love everything about them. Yes I saw the response.... I can fix them as well as you can. I just shouldn't have to.

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
Maintenance needed
JOSEPH B. on Sep 9, 2021

I love the way this knife looks and it is a great size. I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately, the geometry is off on this knife and it will not lock very well or sometimes at all. If you fling it open hard it will lock up very prematurely, but if you use moderate force or less the knife will not lock and you can simply close it. I used some sand paper and got it to what I consider safe and usable condition. The knife MSRP is $120 I didnt pay this but, still I expected more. There are much nicer knives out there for the money.

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