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Kizer Vanguard Series Mini Begleiter Knife Tan G-10 (2.8" Stonewash)

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MSRP: $84.00
Our Price: $55.00
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Item #BHQ-95482

Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.625"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Cutting Edge:2.625"
  • Blade Width:0.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.75"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Tan
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Mini Begleiter
  • Model Number:V3458
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.625"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Cutting Edge:2.625"
  • Blade Width:0.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.75"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Tan
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Mini Begleiter
  • Model Number:V3458
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

This model of the Kizer Mini Begleiter comes equipped with a stonewash finished drop point blade and tan G-10 handle scales.

Due to the popularity of the Begleiter, and the requests to make an even more pocket friendly version, Kizer has created the Mini Begleiter. It features all of the things that made the original so popular, just on a smaller scale. It has a capable 2.8" stonewashed blade and reliable stainless steel liner lock mechanism. The handle is outfitted with G-10 scales, inset from the satin liners, and the pivot features blue collar accents. It has an open-build with two barrel spacers on either side of the elongated lanyard hole. The EDC-ready design includes a tip-up carry clip.

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Reviews

Customer Reviews

Goldilocks would approve
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Glenn H.
07-23-2020
In an time when so many things seem very heavily polarized, I get that for some folks, buying a Chinese made product is something they have difficulty with, and to each their own. But in this case, you'd really be overlooking a really nice item.

We often hear the expression, "that's a really great (fill in the blank) for the money." In this case, this is just simply a really great knife. It has a sleek, no nonsense, nothing fancy kind of design that I just find really appealing. Not heavy on the bling, but just attractive enough to be appealing.

It's also what I personally would consider the perfect size to make it the right knife for probably 90% of your cutting needs. You probably won't want to dress a deer with it, but for just about everything else, it's not going to seem too big or too small. I like this knife so much that I bought one in each color. And they truly do find themselves into my pocket or my pocket slip as often if not more often than knives that I paid three times as much for. Kizer hit a winning combination with this knife. It's just right.
Great knife for the price
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Lee V.
02-24-2020
I got this on sale and considering the materials it is a steal. it opens smoothly and is an easy carry for day to day. My only complaint is that the liner does not click in very far but as of now it hasn't been a problem.
Perfect Sunday attire!
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Oliver L.
02-03-2020
Simply perfect! Goes well in my lighter color dress pants and has an amazing action. Blade is sharp and slicey plus the PRICE! The price is awesome! No reason not to get one! If you don't like it, its a great gift!
Slick slicer, finicky flipper
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Parker H.
01-22-2020
This knife is pretty great. For $40 you get a razor-sharp knife straight out of the box, but it falls short of 5 stars due to a stiff detent. It's not so stiff that you can't flick it consistently, but it could definitely be better. The small size makes for a great EDC, but at the same time, I find myself struggling to get a good grip when opening and closing it one-handed. A flipper would be the perfect addition to this budget knife.
Best for smaller hands
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Sandy A.
01-20-2020
I like this little knife because I love my Begleiter and this is a pretty 3/4 size little brother. However I have larger hands and this little knife is a bit difficult to operate. Pros : well made, very sharp out of the box, nice 154cm blade steel, just grippy enough G10 scales, light and easy to carry, pretty to look at, very affordable. Cons : Detent stronger than needed for such a light blade, thumb studs tucked in pretty tight, difficult for larger hands to find a position to hold knife in order to get a nice flick out. My Begleiter is easy to deploy this mini not so much.
Excellent small carry knife
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Robert B.
12-29-2019
I'm extremely pleased with this knife. Small, unobtrusive, great grip on the scales and the color/design with the blue ring around the pivot really stands out. Blade came nicely sharpened.

The detent is difficult to overcome, but then again, most of my EDC knives are assisted open so it's more likely me getting used to the thumbstud.

I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller knife to slip into a pants or jacket pocket.
Absolute beaut!
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Ivor F.
10-22-2019
Got it this morning, and it's fantastic. Great size and heft in hand, everything centered and solid and just perfect. Sharp as hell, not going to need to do anything there. The photo's don't do it justice, it's gorgeous in real life. Admittedly, the detent is stiff - very stiff - and it has taken me all afternoon to figure out the best angle for my thumb to be to deploy it. My thumb's a little tender after all that, but it'll loosen up with use, i know, and I'm not going to take a star off for something so trivial on such a wonderful little knife. $55 is a ridiculous price for this gem, it's worth way more. Better build quality than several of my $100+ knives. If you're uhming and ahing about getting this, get it, you won't regret it.

Update: I returned the knife, the detent was just not easing up, and am awaiting my refund to buy another one. And if that onesí detent is also too stiff, Iím just going to keep returning and replacing until I get one that isnít, because I loved the knife that damn much!
Mini Begleighter
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James E.
09-05-2019
It was exactly what I was looking for and was even better looking than the picture shows. Unfortunately the blade was bent off to one side enough to be noticeable. Went and looked at all my other folders to see if maybe that was normal and I just hadn't noticed with them but my Squid, Rat 1, Rat 2 and my M16 all were perfectly straight. I immediately contacted Blade HQ and the replacement of the knife was handled quickly and professionally. Looking forward to getting the replacement and then I'll update my review.
Love the Kizer
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Bob H.
08-31-2019
I love the Kizer brand! My first Kizer was the Mini-Sheepdog and it became my EDC the day I got it. I Liked it so much I thought I'd get it a "little brother" in the form of the Mini Begleiter! The fit and finish is amazing, was sharp right out of the box and the action is smooth as butter. I do have one critique though. The area where the thumb stud is, is just a tad small for my thumb so catching that stud to flick it open is not as intuitive as I would have liked it to be.
Great little knife
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Jordan W.
07-28-2019
This is a beautiful little knife. Very aesthetic and sturdy build. This knife has a strong detent and the action was a little stiff at first, but it is much better after cleaning and lubing. I can easily flick it upon with my thumb now. I wish it had a deep carry clip and I would have liked to see weight reduction holes in the steel liners, but overall it's a great little package.
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Description
Specifications
Reviews

Description

This model of the Kizer Mini Begleiter comes equipped with a stonewash finished drop point blade and tan G-10 handle scales.

Due to the popularity of the Begleiter, and the requests to make an even more pocket friendly version, Kizer has created the Mini Begleiter. It features all of the things that made the original so popular, just on a smaller scale. It has a capable 2.8" stonewashed blade and reliable stainless steel liner lock mechanism. The handle is outfitted with G-10 scales, inset from the satin liners, and the pivot features blue collar accents. It has an open-build with two barrel spacers on either side of the elongated lanyard hole. The EDC-ready design includes a tip-up carry clip.

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:6.625"
  • Blade Length:2.875"
  • Cutting Edge:2.625"
  • Blade Width:0.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Drop Point
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.75"
  • Handle Width:0.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.43"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Tan
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:2.37 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Thumb Stud
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Mini Begleiter
  • Model Number:V3458
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Goldilocks would approve
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Glenn H.
07-23-2020
In an time when so many things seem very heavily polarized, I get that for some folks, buying a Chinese made product is something they have difficulty with, and to each their own. But in this case, you'd really be overlooking a really nice item.

We often hear the expression, "that's a really great (fill in the blank) for the money." In this case, this is just simply a really great knife. It has a sleek, no nonsense, nothing fancy kind of design that I just find really appealing. Not heavy on the bling, but just attractive enough to be appealing.

It's also what I personally would consider the perfect size to make it the right knife for probably 90% of your cutting needs. You probably won't want to dress a deer with it, but for just about everything else, it's not going to seem too big or too small. I like this knife so much that I bought one in each color. And they truly do find themselves into my pocket or my pocket slip as often if not more often than knives that I paid three times as much for. Kizer hit a winning combination with this knife. It's just right.
Great knife for the price
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Lee V.
02-24-2020
I got this on sale and considering the materials it is a steal. it opens smoothly and is an easy carry for day to day. My only complaint is that the liner does not click in very far but as of now it hasn't been a problem.
Perfect Sunday attire!
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Oliver L.
02-03-2020
Simply perfect! Goes well in my lighter color dress pants and has an amazing action. Blade is sharp and slicey plus the PRICE! The price is awesome! No reason not to get one! If you don't like it, its a great gift!
Slick slicer, finicky flipper
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Parker H.
01-22-2020
This knife is pretty great. For $40 you get a razor-sharp knife straight out of the box, but it falls short of 5 stars due to a stiff detent. It's not so stiff that you can't flick it consistently, but it could definitely be better. The small size makes for a great EDC, but at the same time, I find myself struggling to get a good grip when opening and closing it one-handed. A flipper would be the perfect addition to this budget knife.
Best for smaller hands
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Sandy A.
01-20-2020
I like this little knife because I love my Begleiter and this is a pretty 3/4 size little brother. However I have larger hands and this little knife is a bit difficult to operate. Pros : well made, very sharp out of the box, nice 154cm blade steel, just grippy enough G10 scales, light and easy to carry, pretty to look at, very affordable. Cons : Detent stronger than needed for such a light blade, thumb studs tucked in pretty tight, difficult for larger hands to find a position to hold knife in order to get a nice flick out. My Begleiter is easy to deploy this mini not so much.
Excellent small carry knife
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Robert B.
12-29-2019
I'm extremely pleased with this knife. Small, unobtrusive, great grip on the scales and the color/design with the blue ring around the pivot really stands out. Blade came nicely sharpened.

The detent is difficult to overcome, but then again, most of my EDC knives are assisted open so it's more likely me getting used to the thumbstud.

I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a smaller knife to slip into a pants or jacket pocket.
Absolute beaut!
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Ivor F.
10-22-2019
Got it this morning, and it's fantastic. Great size and heft in hand, everything centered and solid and just perfect. Sharp as hell, not going to need to do anything there. The photo's don't do it justice, it's gorgeous in real life. Admittedly, the detent is stiff - very stiff - and it has taken me all afternoon to figure out the best angle for my thumb to be to deploy it. My thumb's a little tender after all that, but it'll loosen up with use, i know, and I'm not going to take a star off for something so trivial on such a wonderful little knife. $55 is a ridiculous price for this gem, it's worth way more. Better build quality than several of my $100+ knives. If you're uhming and ahing about getting this, get it, you won't regret it.

Update: I returned the knife, the detent was just not easing up, and am awaiting my refund to buy another one. And if that onesí detent is also too stiff, Iím just going to keep returning and replacing until I get one that isnít, because I loved the knife that damn much!
Mini Begleighter
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James E.
09-05-2019
It was exactly what I was looking for and was even better looking than the picture shows. Unfortunately the blade was bent off to one side enough to be noticeable. Went and looked at all my other folders to see if maybe that was normal and I just hadn't noticed with them but my Squid, Rat 1, Rat 2 and my M16 all were perfectly straight. I immediately contacted Blade HQ and the replacement of the knife was handled quickly and professionally. Looking forward to getting the replacement and then I'll update my review.
Love the Kizer
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Bob H.
08-31-2019
I love the Kizer brand! My first Kizer was the Mini-Sheepdog and it became my EDC the day I got it. I Liked it so much I thought I'd get it a "little brother" in the form of the Mini Begleiter! The fit and finish is amazing, was sharp right out of the box and the action is smooth as butter. I do have one critique though. The area where the thumb stud is, is just a tad small for my thumb so catching that stud to flick it open is not as intuitive as I would have liked it to be.
Great little knife
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Jordan W.
07-28-2019
This is a beautiful little knife. Very aesthetic and sturdy build. This knife has a strong detent and the action was a little stiff at first, but it is much better after cleaning and lubing. I can easily flick it upon with my thumb now. I wish it had a deep carry clip and I would have liked to see weight reduction holes in the steel liners, but overall it's a great little package.
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