Kizer Vanguard Sheepdog XL C01C Liner Lock Knife Carbon Fiber (4" Satin)


  • 154CM blade steel with a satin finish in a cleaver shape.
  • Flipper opener.
  • Textured, black carbon fiber handle and satin hardware.
  • Polished liner lock.
  • Tip-up, polished pocket clip.


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

The Kizer Sheepdog Folding knife comes in multiple options of XL, regular, and mini sizes with varying handles and blades! Grab yourself one of each!

Item #BHQ-114106
MSRP: $124.00
Our Price: $99.00
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  • Overall Length: 9.25"
  • Blade Length: 4.00"
  • Cutting Edge: 3.625"
  • Blade Width: 1.75"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.13"
  • Blade Material: 154CM
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Satin
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.25"
  • Handle Width: 1.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.56"
  • Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 9.15 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kizer
  • Model: Sheepdog XL
  • Model Number: V5488C3
  • Designer: Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

Oh boy, this is big.
Ezequiel G. on Apr 1, 2023

Sheepdog XL is a beast of a knife. Action is buttery smooth and the blade dropshots itself when closing. The blade has a wonderful cleaver style shape and the edge came super sharp out of the box. I don't know if this is the perfect EDC knife cause this is a really big boy and, as you may imagine, heavy. I consider this a perfect backpack knife LOL. Overall, this is the ultimate knife if you're looking for a big chunky knife that can beat anything on its path.

Jay O. on Nov 1, 2022

I have had this for about 2 years now and it is still one of my favorites. The quintessential pocket cleaver!

Best Father’s Day gift by far
James S. on Jun 19, 2021

My wife and kids bought this for me as a Father’s Day gift. Before even removing this beauty from its mostly lackluster packaging, I knew my Sheepdog XL was going to become my favorite knife to carry and use. The weight is like carrying 3 Kershaw blades. (No disrespect to Kershaw, I own several). The balance is that of a seasoned gymnast. I was wonderfully surprised with the factory sharpness, I’ve never had a knife new out of the box cut so smoothly. Basically, I want to be buried with my Kizer Sheepdog XL. You know, to cut bitches in the afterlife. 🤘🏻☠️🤘🏻

The Perfect Sheep Dog
Jared R. on Sep 13, 2020

This is by far by favorite sheep dog, the XL’s size is perfect if you have big hands. The Carbon Fiber Scales are fantastic. A great addition to the collection.

Exactly what you think it is
Gabriel M. on Jul 29, 2020

NEVER has a knife better delivered as advertised... big and chunky, easy to deploy and close. Only improvement would be to reduce the flipper tab sp it could cleave better (tab hits before blade if you try to chop food), but thats clearly evident in pictures, so not deducting a star!

Amazingly massive
Dave K. on Jul 28, 2020

Confession - I bought this just to quote Crocodile Dundee "thats not a knife ... " The blade came very sharp and the action and centering are on point. It's definitely a lot of 154CM steel to flip, and takes some getting used to, but it's so fun addicting when the blade is flipped and locked in with a strong thunk. Carbon fiber is a bit slippery. It is a huge knife but I've been EDCing for a week while wearing kakhi shorts and while I can feel it's presence it's nowhere near weighing me down.

what a slab
Micheal M. on Jul 28, 2020

This thing is a beast. Came scary sharp. I thought I might not like the CF because some tend to be slick, not this CF. Nice feel and texture. Just needs a deep carry clip to be perfect. Very hefty, about as much as a Note 10. Kizer is becoming one of my favorite makers. Fire Ant will be next. Bravo BHQ!

Surprisingly Thin sword!
chuck k. on Jul 14, 2020

This thing is great. Runs on bearings and makes a distinct "Schwing" sound when deployed. It's got the pocket presence and weight of a smartphone, but it's got a great clip, and comes SHARP. Buy it if it's legal in your state for sure.

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