Kizer Vanguard Mini Sheepdog C01C Liner Lock Knife Black G-10 (2.6" Satin)

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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.77"
  • Blade Length:2.63"
  • Cutting Edge:2.50"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Cleaver, Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.14"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.17 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:C01C Vanguard
  • Model Number:V3488C1
  • Designer:Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.77"
  • Blade Length:2.63"
  • Cutting Edge:2.50"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Cleaver, Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.14"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.17 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:C01C Vanguard
  • Model Number:V3488C1
  • Designer:Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife
Description

Description

The Kizer C01C Vanguard knife offers a more affordable version of the cleaver design from Chris Conaway of Sheepdog Knives. Its wide blade is made from 154CM stainless steel with a satin finish. The blade deploys effortlessly on a smooth ball bearing pivot, and locks up solid. Black G-10 handle scales provide a secure grip and a lightweight build. This knife offers a remarkable combination of tactical functionality and a refined, stylish appearance.

Features:
  • 154CM Stainless steel takes a razor sharp edge.
  • Textured G-10 handle ensures excellent grip security.
  • Caged ceramic ball bearing pivot for swift, responsive blade deployment.
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Customer Reviews

Great EDC Mini-Cleaver
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Peter C.
05-23-2019
I bought this as one of my first EDC knives, and it is fantastic to use. Despite being a small blade for EDC, the thickness of the blade, in general, helps emphasize that this knife is meant for work. Smooth action from the flipper and very solid lock-up. Fits nicely in the pocket and thanks to that nice finger-choil from the front, dudes with larger hands can get a secure grip with only 3 fingers. Very nice-tough looking blade. I'm definitely looking to get it's Big Brother, the Sheepdog XL, when it releases later.
Smooth as Butter
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David M.
05-18-2019
Until now, my knife collection consisted of knives no more than $50 a piece. With this in consideration, a $20 jump made one hell of a difference. The blue accent makes this a beautiful piece. It came with a microfiber cloth for polishing. The weight is heavy in the way that it wants to be used & it opens smoother than any blade I've handled before.
Always in my left pocket
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Jeff B.
05-18-2019
I love this little beefy dude. I have an EDC rotation that is pretty substantial by most peopleís standards and I stil always have this as a secondary.

Issues with detent have resolved over time and use. Best thumb flicker I own. Itís $70 you will not regret.



Good job Kizer
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Christopher M.
05-07-2019
Everything is great on this knife. Fun little flipper. The lock release doesn't really protrude from the handle much. Really need to get your finger in there to release the lock. Doesn't bother me though.
A great cleaver.
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Cody K.
04-06-2019
I ordered this knife more as a test to see if I would want to drop the money on the full sized C01C. That being said, the moment I pulled this knife out of the package, I loved it. The Action is so smooth and the click when it locks open is so satisfying. I knew this was the Mini version when I got it but I really suprised at the size. I really needed an extra quarter to half inch in handle length. I can only get 3 fingers on it. That would be my only detraction on this knife. But overall I love this knife. I'll definitely be picking up the bigger version.
A must have
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Tyler M.
04-03-2019
First of all "Mael M." It is 154CM steel, they upgraded it. They're just using old pictures. Don't review something you don't own. Anyways this knife is just amazing. The action is perfect, fits great in the watch pocket of my jeans, price is amazing, ergonomics are good, easy to maintain, blade is great, thin behind the edge, super sharp out of the box. The only two things I would like to see on it are anodized back spacers to match the pivot collar, and gimping on the liner lock. This is a perfect secondary knife or even a primary if you're into small knives. Just get one you'll be glad you did, especially now that it is in 154CM steel.
Nice! (I dont own it)
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Mael M.
04-02-2019
Its great but the blade steel is VG-10 and not 154CM.
Cool knife
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Chris B.
03-07-2019
I have been looking for a reasonably priced cleaver-style folder a that was also small and this seems to fit the bill. It looks good, feels good and operates well. The blade flips out nicely, and locks securely. The clip is tight, and with the aggressive grip, it doesnít slide into my pocket easily. But that should make it secure as well. Swings and roundabouts.
Came shaving sharp and fits nicely into my jeanís watch pocket, so Iím happy.
Excellent value
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Chris w.
03-04-2019
I knew I was getting a small knife, and thatís what I wanted. Itís such a great size for EDC. I typically run larger knives (PM2, 940-2) I felt like more often than not they were just a little bigger than I needed. This fits so well in my pocket, as well as my large to X large hands. Certainly youíve seen everybodyís reviews so you know the stats. All Iíd like to add is that the perceived value exceeds what you are paying. Looking forward to ordering the mini with titanium handles. I should also mention that mine came with 154cm steel. Every review I saw, and description I read said VG10. Not complaining, just thought Iíd mention it.
Great little knife
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Michael P.
01-11-2019
My niece wanted a knife that was a little scarier than her Swiss Army Knife. This little Kizer fit the bill nicely. Detent was a tad strong until I flipped it a couple hundred times. Action is silky smooth with a nice ďCLICKĒ when the lock engages - very nice. I would prefer a little more real-estate for the liner lock but my niece had no issues with it - smaller hands I guess. The pocket clip was a little too stiff, so I opened it up a little with no issues. Centering was not perfect but pretty close. Blade was shaving sharp with nice steel. I have a big hand and prefer a little longer handle, but itís perfect for my nieces smaller hands. The G10 has great grip but is not too abrasive. Overall a great little knife. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality for $59. I might grab the larger titanium Sheepdog for myself.
Awesome budget folder
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Scott E.
12-21-2018
If you havenít tried a Kizer you have to get one. Super smooth action, excellent detent, perfect centering, bearings, sheepsfoot cleaver...ínuff said! Seriously though only minor complaint here would be the pocket clip. Itís crazy tight both putting in the pocket and removing...but thatís a minor issue for an excellent knife. Comes with a really nice blade cloth also.
Great little knife
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rhys k.
12-03-2018
I'm restricted to only carry a knife under 3". The mini sheepdog is a great option. I love it. It is a very easy to carry knife that fits in your pocket perfectly. I highly recommend this knife.
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Ryan U.
10-29-2018
Well, I've had it for about an hour. The detent on mine is too strong, hopefully this breaks in after a while. Any stiffer, I probably wouldn't be able to close it with one hand. It's a cool looking knife for sure. I wish the handle was like a quarter inch longer. It's definitely an office carry knife. If I handed it to a worker in the field they'd probably laugh. If this breaks in how I want it too, I'll give it another star. Also the pocket clip is waaay to tight, it's worthless. Will probably remove it.

This knife broke in beautifully!
Always have it on me around the office.


Thanks for reading.
Neat, but.....
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Ed L.
10-11-2018
My Mini Sheepdog arrived today and like all of us, I was delighted to see the "Delivered" message when checking tracking. I will say that this is a neat little knife, my first "cleaver". My only sort of complaint, I guess, is that it is actually a little bigger than I was thinking/hoping for. Yes, you read that right, bigger. Other reviews consider this quite small, even comically so, but I was hoping for a little knife to just toss in my pocket sans clip and I'm not sure this is it. I have a great collection and plenty to chose from, but this was clearly different so I gave it a try.
That being said, this is my first Kizer and the fit, finish, build quality and action are all outstanding! This is a wonderful "little" knife, just not sure it is little enough for what I was looking for. I would call this an outstanding bargain as a "Mini Medford" at at least 1/10 the price! Give it a try, but just know it may not be as little or "pocketable" as you may think. A keeper? Very likely.
Kizer Mini Sheepdog
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Rick P.
09-02-2018
Just received the knife itís awesome. Flips like butter very sharp out of box fit and fit and finish is spot on . I have medium size hands feels great but not for larger hands . I have many Kizer Knives they are in my opinion the best bang for the buck.
Awesome little knife
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keith h.
06-12-2018
Awesome little blade I ordered another for a backup. Detent is very good. Came very sharp out of box. Looking forward to the Damascus one now.
Surprised and impressed.
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Matt R.
06-09-2018
I've owned Benchmades, Spydercos, Bokers, Kershaws, etc.
I've owned knives worth up to $700.

This one I took a shot in the dark on when preordering. For $70, the specs were unbeatable. I hadn't owned a Kizer before, so I had no idea what to expect in terms of performance.

So let me start with the specs. G10 handles, with steel liners, and vg10 supersteel, all riding on ball bearings. That alone is worth the money.

The action is perfect. Smooth as butter. Rides like a $200+ knife. Detent is very responsive on my knife, and very much so does its job. Any stronger, it would be annoying, any weaker, you'd have misfires. Right in the sweet spot.
It also has a distinctive click.
It's also ergonomic in the hand, the g10 has a great texture. A lot like Spyderco's texture on a pm2. Very comfortable, no hotspots.

Now for the tolerances.
Also perfect. I'm a freak when it comes to tolerances and performance. The blade centering was legitimately perfect right out of box, and this knife has NO play, at all. My lockbar makes contact about 90-95%, (looks like 100% at a glance), which is fine with me. I prefer my liner locks to have that much contact, I'm not sure how everyone else feels. It has a tiny bit of room to travel, but still makes extremely safe surface contact. Best of both worlds.
The cutting edge is hair popping sharp, shaves clean. Nice bevel.

The fit and finish is an A. I don't know what factory this knife was made in, but Kizer needs to continue using them. I don't care what country it's in, these results are incredible. The only "flaw" in finish is a small polish streak on the pivot screw, just a tiny crescent moon shaped polish mark, which could easily be fixed by some extra fine sandpaper.
The pocket clip screws do sit a little out of the liner, but the blade has a load of space. Nothing I haven't seen before in even more expensive knives.

I love the design. This knife is unique, comfortable, and very functional. This blade shape kills. It's very sleek and robust, and usually I'm not into sheepsfoot styles of blades.

This quality, this performance, it's unseen by me in any other knife below or at this price. Maybe I just got lucky on getting one that is flawless, so count this review as just my experience with this knife.



Applauses for Kizer.
If this is the usual to expect from this company, I'm very impressed.

Buy this knife. Buy two.
This thing is hilarious!
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Mike K.
06-08-2018
I read the dimensions of the knife before ordering but was still surprised by how small it is. Itís smaller than a Spyderco Delica. Awesome fit and finish, flips great. It came sharp enough to cut paper but I already sharpened it. At a 40 degree inclusive angle, itís razor sharp now. Thereís just something funny about a cleaver style blade on a knife the size of a Spyderco Dragonfly.
It's "Funsized"
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Scott M.
06-07-2018
Great little version of the C01. Action and lock up is excellent on both of mine, but one is significantly sharper than the other out of the box. Both will cut fine though. Also, one of mine has comically long clip screws that extend through the liner, with about a mm clearance to the blade when closed. I think someone just grabbed the wrong screws. Otherwise, for the money these are really cool. Understand though that these are three finger handles at most. I'm not a fan of the way VG10 is finished on Spydercos, but on these it looks great.
Detent is weak?
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Jason W.
06-06-2018
This knife is really well made for $70 and the size is great for EDC. But the unit I received has a weak detent. The blade only flips out reliably when I flick my wrist. Without the wrist flick, the lock engages only about 20 percent of the time.
Kizer Sheepdog C01C Mini
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Al W.
05-16-2018
With regards to this review, I've had a prototype for around 4 months. In this time, I carried this knife as well as the XL-C01C prototype. Both of them are going to be incredible for whatever tasks you may put them through. Considering the mini is the first, I should say that this is going to be the hot seller of the two. Phenomenal action, liner lock, cutting power and comfortable in the hands. With the VG-10 blade, it will handle most things you'll encounter on a daily basis. I believe Kizer Cutlery has another great item available for their product offering, and I can personally suggest this knife to anyone. I personally will be placing an order for between 5-10 just so I can give them out as gifts; these knives are well worth every dollar.
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Description

The Kizer C01C Vanguard knife offers a more affordable version of the cleaver design from Chris Conaway of Sheepdog Knives. Its wide blade is made from 154CM stainless steel with a satin finish. The blade deploys effortlessly on a smooth ball bearing pivot, and locks up solid. Black G-10 handle scales provide a secure grip and a lightweight build. This knife offers a remarkable combination of tactical functionality and a refined, stylish appearance.

Features:
  • 154CM Stainless steel takes a razor sharp edge.
  • Textured G-10 handle ensures excellent grip security.
  • Caged ceramic ball bearing pivot for swift, responsive blade deployment.
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Specifications

  • Overall Length:5.77"
  • Blade Length:2.63"
  • Cutting Edge:2.50"
  • Blade Width:1.25"
  • Blade Thickness:0.11"
  • Blade Material:154CM
  • Blade Style:Cleaver, Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind:Flat
  • Finish:Satin
  • Edge Type:Plain
  • Handle Length:3.14"
  • Handle Width:1.125"
  • Handle Thickness:0.45"
  • Handle Material:G-10
  • Color:Black
  • Frame/Liner:Stainless Steel
  • Weight:3.17 oz.
  • User:Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip:Tip-Up
  • Knife Type:Manual
  • Opener:Flipper
  • Lock Type:Liner Lock
  • Brand:Kizer
  • Model:C01C Vanguard
  • Model Number:V3488C1
  • Designer:Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin:China
  • Best Use:Everyday Carry
  • Product Type:Knife

Customer Reviews

Great EDC Mini-Cleaver
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Peter C.
05-23-2019
I bought this as one of my first EDC knives, and it is fantastic to use. Despite being a small blade for EDC, the thickness of the blade, in general, helps emphasize that this knife is meant for work. Smooth action from the flipper and very solid lock-up. Fits nicely in the pocket and thanks to that nice finger-choil from the front, dudes with larger hands can get a secure grip with only 3 fingers. Very nice-tough looking blade. I'm definitely looking to get it's Big Brother, the Sheepdog XL, when it releases later.
Smooth as Butter
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David M.
05-18-2019
Until now, my knife collection consisted of knives no more than $50 a piece. With this in consideration, a $20 jump made one hell of a difference. The blue accent makes this a beautiful piece. It came with a microfiber cloth for polishing. The weight is heavy in the way that it wants to be used & it opens smoother than any blade I've handled before.
Always in my left pocket
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Jeff B.
05-18-2019
I love this little beefy dude. I have an EDC rotation that is pretty substantial by most peopleís standards and I stil always have this as a secondary.

Issues with detent have resolved over time and use. Best thumb flicker I own. Itís $70 you will not regret.



Good job Kizer
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Christopher M.
05-07-2019
Everything is great on this knife. Fun little flipper. The lock release doesn't really protrude from the handle much. Really need to get your finger in there to release the lock. Doesn't bother me though.
A great cleaver.
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Cody K.
04-06-2019
I ordered this knife more as a test to see if I would want to drop the money on the full sized C01C. That being said, the moment I pulled this knife out of the package, I loved it. The Action is so smooth and the click when it locks open is so satisfying. I knew this was the Mini version when I got it but I really suprised at the size. I really needed an extra quarter to half inch in handle length. I can only get 3 fingers on it. That would be my only detraction on this knife. But overall I love this knife. I'll definitely be picking up the bigger version.
A must have
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Tyler M.
04-03-2019
First of all "Mael M." It is 154CM steel, they upgraded it. They're just using old pictures. Don't review something you don't own. Anyways this knife is just amazing. The action is perfect, fits great in the watch pocket of my jeans, price is amazing, ergonomics are good, easy to maintain, blade is great, thin behind the edge, super sharp out of the box. The only two things I would like to see on it are anodized back spacers to match the pivot collar, and gimping on the liner lock. This is a perfect secondary knife or even a primary if you're into small knives. Just get one you'll be glad you did, especially now that it is in 154CM steel.
Nice! (I dont own it)
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Mael M.
04-02-2019
Its great but the blade steel is VG-10 and not 154CM.
Cool knife
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Chris B.
03-07-2019
I have been looking for a reasonably priced cleaver-style folder a that was also small and this seems to fit the bill. It looks good, feels good and operates well. The blade flips out nicely, and locks securely. The clip is tight, and with the aggressive grip, it doesnít slide into my pocket easily. But that should make it secure as well. Swings and roundabouts.
Came shaving sharp and fits nicely into my jeanís watch pocket, so Iím happy.
Excellent value
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Chris w.
03-04-2019
I knew I was getting a small knife, and thatís what I wanted. Itís such a great size for EDC. I typically run larger knives (PM2, 940-2) I felt like more often than not they were just a little bigger than I needed. This fits so well in my pocket, as well as my large to X large hands. Certainly youíve seen everybodyís reviews so you know the stats. All Iíd like to add is that the perceived value exceeds what you are paying. Looking forward to ordering the mini with titanium handles. I should also mention that mine came with 154cm steel. Every review I saw, and description I read said VG10. Not complaining, just thought Iíd mention it.
Great little knife
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Michael P.
01-11-2019
My niece wanted a knife that was a little scarier than her Swiss Army Knife. This little Kizer fit the bill nicely. Detent was a tad strong until I flipped it a couple hundred times. Action is silky smooth with a nice ďCLICKĒ when the lock engages - very nice. I would prefer a little more real-estate for the liner lock but my niece had no issues with it - smaller hands I guess. The pocket clip was a little too stiff, so I opened it up a little with no issues. Centering was not perfect but pretty close. Blade was shaving sharp with nice steel. I have a big hand and prefer a little longer handle, but itís perfect for my nieces smaller hands. The G10 has great grip but is not too abrasive. Overall a great little knife. I was pleasantly surprised at the quality for $59. I might grab the larger titanium Sheepdog for myself.
Awesome budget folder
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Scott E.
12-21-2018
If you havenít tried a Kizer you have to get one. Super smooth action, excellent detent, perfect centering, bearings, sheepsfoot cleaver...ínuff said! Seriously though only minor complaint here would be the pocket clip. Itís crazy tight both putting in the pocket and removing...but thatís a minor issue for an excellent knife. Comes with a really nice blade cloth also.
Great little knife
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rhys k.
12-03-2018
I'm restricted to only carry a knife under 3". The mini sheepdog is a great option. I love it. It is a very easy to carry knife that fits in your pocket perfectly. I highly recommend this knife.
First Impressions (updated)
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Ryan U.
10-29-2018
Well, I've had it for about an hour. The detent on mine is too strong, hopefully this breaks in after a while. Any stiffer, I probably wouldn't be able to close it with one hand. It's a cool looking knife for sure. I wish the handle was like a quarter inch longer. It's definitely an office carry knife. If I handed it to a worker in the field they'd probably laugh. If this breaks in how I want it too, I'll give it another star. Also the pocket clip is waaay to tight, it's worthless. Will probably remove it.

This knife broke in beautifully!
Always have it on me around the office.


Thanks for reading.
Neat, but.....
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Ed L.
10-11-2018
My Mini Sheepdog arrived today and like all of us, I was delighted to see the "Delivered" message when checking tracking. I will say that this is a neat little knife, my first "cleaver". My only sort of complaint, I guess, is that it is actually a little bigger than I was thinking/hoping for. Yes, you read that right, bigger. Other reviews consider this quite small, even comically so, but I was hoping for a little knife to just toss in my pocket sans clip and I'm not sure this is it. I have a great collection and plenty to chose from, but this was clearly different so I gave it a try.
That being said, this is my first Kizer and the fit, finish, build quality and action are all outstanding! This is a wonderful "little" knife, just not sure it is little enough for what I was looking for. I would call this an outstanding bargain as a "Mini Medford" at at least 1/10 the price! Give it a try, but just know it may not be as little or "pocketable" as you may think. A keeper? Very likely.
Kizer Mini Sheepdog
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Rick P.
09-02-2018
Just received the knife itís awesome. Flips like butter very sharp out of box fit and fit and finish is spot on . I have medium size hands feels great but not for larger hands . I have many Kizer Knives they are in my opinion the best bang for the buck.
Awesome little knife
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keith h.
06-12-2018
Awesome little blade I ordered another for a backup. Detent is very good. Came very sharp out of box. Looking forward to the Damascus one now.
Surprised and impressed.
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Matt R.
06-09-2018
I've owned Benchmades, Spydercos, Bokers, Kershaws, etc.
I've owned knives worth up to $700.

This one I took a shot in the dark on when preordering. For $70, the specs were unbeatable. I hadn't owned a Kizer before, so I had no idea what to expect in terms of performance.

So let me start with the specs. G10 handles, with steel liners, and vg10 supersteel, all riding on ball bearings. That alone is worth the money.

The action is perfect. Smooth as butter. Rides like a $200+ knife. Detent is very responsive on my knife, and very much so does its job. Any stronger, it would be annoying, any weaker, you'd have misfires. Right in the sweet spot.
It also has a distinctive click.
It's also ergonomic in the hand, the g10 has a great texture. A lot like Spyderco's texture on a pm2. Very comfortable, no hotspots.

Now for the tolerances.
Also perfect. I'm a freak when it comes to tolerances and performance. The blade centering was legitimately perfect right out of box, and this knife has NO play, at all. My lockbar makes contact about 90-95%, (looks like 100% at a glance), which is fine with me. I prefer my liner locks to have that much contact, I'm not sure how everyone else feels. It has a tiny bit of room to travel, but still makes extremely safe surface contact. Best of both worlds.
The cutting edge is hair popping sharp, shaves clean. Nice bevel.

The fit and finish is an A. I don't know what factory this knife was made in, but Kizer needs to continue using them. I don't care what country it's in, these results are incredible. The only "flaw" in finish is a small polish streak on the pivot screw, just a tiny crescent moon shaped polish mark, which could easily be fixed by some extra fine sandpaper.
The pocket clip screws do sit a little out of the liner, but the blade has a load of space. Nothing I haven't seen before in even more expensive knives.

I love the design. This knife is unique, comfortable, and very functional. This blade shape kills. It's very sleek and robust, and usually I'm not into sheepsfoot styles of blades.

This quality, this performance, it's unseen by me in any other knife below or at this price. Maybe I just got lucky on getting one that is flawless, so count this review as just my experience with this knife.



Applauses for Kizer.
If this is the usual to expect from this company, I'm very impressed.

Buy this knife. Buy two.
This thing is hilarious!
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Mike K.
06-08-2018
I read the dimensions of the knife before ordering but was still surprised by how small it is. Itís smaller than a Spyderco Delica. Awesome fit and finish, flips great. It came sharp enough to cut paper but I already sharpened it. At a 40 degree inclusive angle, itís razor sharp now. Thereís just something funny about a cleaver style blade on a knife the size of a Spyderco Dragonfly.
It's "Funsized"
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Scott M.
06-07-2018
Great little version of the C01. Action and lock up is excellent on both of mine, but one is significantly sharper than the other out of the box. Both will cut fine though. Also, one of mine has comically long clip screws that extend through the liner, with about a mm clearance to the blade when closed. I think someone just grabbed the wrong screws. Otherwise, for the money these are really cool. Understand though that these are three finger handles at most. I'm not a fan of the way VG10 is finished on Spydercos, but on these it looks great.
Detent is weak?
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Jason W.
06-06-2018
This knife is really well made for $70 and the size is great for EDC. But the unit I received has a weak detent. The blade only flips out reliably when I flick my wrist. Without the wrist flick, the lock engages only about 20 percent of the time.
Kizer Sheepdog C01C Mini
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Al W.
05-16-2018
With regards to this review, I've had a prototype for around 4 months. In this time, I carried this knife as well as the XL-C01C prototype. Both of them are going to be incredible for whatever tasks you may put them through. Considering the mini is the first, I should say that this is going to be the hot seller of the two. Phenomenal action, liner lock, cutting power and comfortable in the hands. With the VG-10 blade, it will handle most things you'll encounter on a daily basis. I believe Kizer Cutlery has another great item available for their product offering, and I can personally suggest this knife to anyone. I personally will be placing an order for between 5-10 just so I can give them out as gifts; these knives are well worth every dollar.
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