Kizer Vanguard Series Sovereign Flipper Black/Blue G-10 (3.6" Stonewash) V4423A2

MSRP: $110.00
Our Price: $71.00
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  • Overall Length:8.25"
  • Blade Length:3.625"
  • Blade Thickness:0.13"
  • Blade Material:VG-10
  • Blade Style:Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Stonewash
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:4.625"
  • Handle Thickness:0.55"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black, Blue
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:5.38 oz.
  • User:Right Hand, Left Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:Sovereign
  • Model Number:V4423A2
  • Designer:Kim Ning
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife


The Sovereign is another excellent addition to Kizer's Vanguard Series, a lineup of value-oriented, high-performance folding knives. This mid-size model has a palm-filling handle with milled black/blue G-10 scales over stainless steel liners. The modified drop point blade is stonewashed VG-10 steel with a flipper opener and thumb studs. Includes a reversible tip-up pocket clip.


Customer Reviews

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Amazing knife
Matt H.
Had my eye on this knife for a while and decided to get it when it went on sale for around $40. Really smooth action, no blade play at all, just a really well built knife for a good price.
Kount me a Kizer fan
Russ G.
Having the inherent bias against Chinese knives that seems to be part of blade aficionados' DNA, I'd never given Kiser much consideration. But a few weeks ago I saw BladeHQ was running a sale on them, and not some crap "(up to) 10% OFF! (selected models)" sale, but a real $-saving special with 40%+ savings on all things Kizer. Living less than a day's ride away from the BladeHQ HQ, I mounted my trusty burro Pepe and headed south.

In a nutshell: Kiser knives are quality. Good hardware, excellent design, interesting and attractive aesthetics. They're not the quality of an ultra high-end production companies like Protech, but they're not trying to be. And their quality definitely equals or exceeds the more ubiquitous names like Kershaw, Boker, etc. with whom they directly compete. And 40%+ off!

The Vangaurd Sovereign flipper was one of two pieces I bought that day, and I've definitely never owned a better
Ben W.
Got my knife today. Love the feel of the knife, and has a super smooth action. Bit I am really disappointed with the sharpness..... it is so dull. I can run it over my finger and doesn't even leave a mark.
Great knife
Arian T.
This is a great knife. Smooth opening and closing. Holds an edge well and sharpens up real good. Not recommended for any type of cutting involving hitting the spine or it will close. Overall it's made well and has great quality for the price.
Just got it today
Sam S.
It seems like a very good knife. Solid lockup and ultra sharp out of the box. It comes in a display hanging style box and has a cleaning cloth that's very similar to an eyeglass cleaning cloth. Everyone says they're super smooth, and it's decent. It's warm out today, so maybe something thickened up on it, but it's not even close to the smoothest flipper I have in production knives. It is smoothing out, maybe it just needed to get broken in and I'm working on that now, playing with it, opening and closing it. It has gotten better since I opened the package, updates as it smooths and gets carried. Brass washers on both sides should be smooth, I may tear this knife apart and smooth them on some 2000 grit sandpaper. Definitely worth buying, it's a great steel and sharp as the dickens out of the box. Fits the hand very well, and I'm not used to that. For those of you that wear 2XL gloves or are comfortable one handing a fullsize 1911, this fits very well. My gf has smaller hands and says it's comfortable for her as well, so apparently all hands are welcome on this beasty. Well worth the money IMO.

Edit: After having this knife for a few months I have to say I love it. The action is a little rough in the beginning, but apparently that's normal for the Kizer blades. It smooths out into this really smooth kinda thick slide, absolutely amazing. I have no concerns about this knife coming open in my pocket the way another knife did, resulting in a neat little scar on my pinky from where the blade dug in. This knife is an absolute steal at 70 bucks.