Kizer Vanguard Series Dorado Flipper Knife BlackBlue G-10 (3.5" Satin) V4455A2

MSRP: $136.00
Our Price: $88.00
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Item #BHQ-34055


  • Overall Length:8.375"
  • Blade Length:3.50"
  • Cutting Edge:3.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Clip Point
  • Blade Grind:Hollow
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.875"
  • Handle Thickness:0.50"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black, Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:4.87 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Frame Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Dorado
  • Model Number:V4455A2
  • Designer:Matt Cucchiara
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


Matt Cucchiara collaborated with Kizer on the Dorado knife, and it's now part of their high-performance/high-value Vanguard Series. It has a VG-10 steel blade set on a ball-bearing pivot for slick, efficient deployment with the flipper extension. This model has rounded black/blue G-10 scales over nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners. It has an open-build with silver finished barrel spacers. Includes a tip-up carry pocket clip.


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I like it but the grit
Lars O.
I like this knife but there is an audible and tactile grinding in the pivot. You can hear and feel the grit. But, the blade is centered, has no play up/down or side to side and the finish is nice. This is my 1st Kizer knife and I am willing to give them the benefit of the doubt that this one just was an aberration.
The Winner
Richard F.
I have a collection of more than 60 folding knives. I'm always searching for the felicitous combination of smoothness in opening, weight, sharpness, clip comfort, hand feel, shape, utility, etc. This knife is the winner. Just something about the smooth action of flipping open the blade; the solid "chunk" when the blade opens, the hand feel, the shape, and the color of this knife, all make it the current winner of the "most satisfying knife" prize in my entire collection. This is a great "flipper" knife, irrespective of the cost.
Rafael P.
I bought this knife almost a year ago. still my favorite out of 4 different brands I have. Highly recommend it
Value for your dollar
ewan s.
I have read good things about Kizer but now I know. I would compare this knife against any other knife costing 3 times as much. For 88 dollars... well built, silky smooth action- and I really mean that. Flips like an auto. Very sharp. Medium size and weight. Nice hand feel. Friendly to the grip. Props to Matt C. and Kizer. Buy this knife now.
Great knife for the money
Kurt S.
Fit and finish is great. Mechanics are spot-on. Zero blade play. Very impressed. Flips like a mid-tech (or custom for that matter). Ergos are superb.