Kizer Vanguard Sheepdog Liner Lock Knife Green Micarta (3.25" Black 10V)

Item #BHQ-115936
MSRP: $140.00
Our Price: $89.00
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  • Overall Length: 7.75"
  • Blade Length: 3.25"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.125"
  • Blade Width: 1.50"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: CPM 10V
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.375"
  • Handle Width: 1.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Green
  • Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
  • Weight: 4.50 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kizer
  • Model: Sheepdog
  • Model Number: V4488ED
  • Designer: Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

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!

  • Black sheepsfoot blade made from CPM-10V carbon steel.
  • Flipper opener with washer pivot.
  • USA-sourced canvas Micarta handle scales.
  • Accessible liner lock made from stainless steel.
  • Right-side, deep-carry pocket clip.


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!

In love with this aesthetic? Take a look at Chris Conaway's other awesome designs.

Customer Reviews

Joshua H. on Sep 16, 2020

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!

Great knife. Very sharp.
. on Feb 8, 2022

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.

Love it!
Adam T. on Sep 15, 2020

This is a big knife, but it is surprisingly light. Feels good in hand. Looks GREAT!

Worthy Addition to the Rotation
Steve K. on Sep 15, 2020

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.

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