Kizer Vanguard Sheepdog Liner Lock Knife Black Micarta (3.2" Stonewash)

This Blade HQ Exclusive Kizer Vanguard Sheepdog features a stonewash finished blade made of CPM-M4 steel and black micarta handle scales.

  • Stonewashed sheepsfoot blade made from CPM 4V steel.
  • Flipper opener with washer pivot.
  • Black micarta handle scales.
  • Steel liner lock for tight lock-up.
  • 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!

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Item #BHQ-115940
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 4V
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Stonewash
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 4.375"
  • Handle Width: 1.25"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.46"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: 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: V4488E3
  • Designer: Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Slim, light weight, solid build
Michael S. on Sep 28, 2020

I have to admit this was more of an impulse buy but I'm really glad I did. It's slimmer than my other Sheepdawgs and I like that quite a bit. The Micarta feels pretty good. It's not polished and has a little grip to it which I very much like. Kizer changed up their detent a little bit recently and it's very snappy now. You have to put a bit more pressure on the flipper tab but it will be much harder to fail.

Derek P. on Sep 14, 2020

I've been hoping for a budget 3-3.5" Sheepdog for a while now, fits nicely between my XL and Mini. Lighter than I thought it would be. I really like the fact that the frame/liner is recessed into the scales, gives it a very clean look. Also feels really nice in the hand. Great action, has a satisfying snap when it locks into place (like the XL). Nice big flipper like the rest. Sharp out the box. I love this knife, I plan on getting one of the Black finished blades when they come back in stock!

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