Blade HQ and Kizer have teamed up to offer this unique Sheepdog. Its a Blade HQ Exclusive and it boasts brand new 10V steel and premium, USA-sourced canvas Micarta scales!
The Kizer Sheepdog has been a staple in the knife world for years now, notable from its iconic cleaver blade and comfortable handle. It makes a real statement every time it's drawn. It has a real look to it, but looks aren't everything. It's also a functional EDC knife that can slice like the best of them. Get yourself a Sheepdog, and you'll know why they have the knife community buzzing!
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I've been waiting impatiently for Kizer to do an updated but not full titanium-handled version of this blade ever since I got my mini in 154CM. I really like BD1N for blade steel for its edge holding and overall toughness. The blade shape is formidable and excellent for all tasks (minimal thus far) I've put it through. The green micarta and handle shape make it incredibly comfortable in the hand, especially with the unobtrusive pocket clip, which can make it a little difficult to get to sit in a pocket but a tiny bit of effort fixes that quickly. The action needed a tiny bit of oil but it opens smoothly and has a very satisfying and solid lock-up. Very pleased with this offering from BladeHQ and hope everyone gets the opportunity to experience one of these for themselves!
We finally have a midsize Sheepdog with a finger flipper and it's a great one. Came razor sharp from the factory. Micarta looks and feels nice. Looking forward to seeing what the long term performance of the steel is like.
This is a big knife, but it is surprisingly light. Feels good in hand. Looks GREAT!
I am pleased with this knife. Its light in the hand and unimposing when closed, but makes an impressive statement when open. It arrived very sharp and I am okay with the blade material at this price point. It should hold an edge well. I like the micarta handle, it feels good and has a good grip. The handle size fits nice in my large hand and the edges are contoured enough to not bite into the palm of my hand. The hinge doesn't appear to have the same ball bearing pivot as my Kizer mini sheepdog. At the sale price, I'm okay with that, but I would have expected more at the full price. The blade does open/close smoothly and is tight and straight through its travel from closed to open - there is no slop. This knife does not have a lanyard hole, but I was able to add one (Combat Ready 5.75" Monkey Fist Lanyard (Green Camo)) around the rear-most spacer. Overall, I like this knife and am happy to add to my EDC rotation.