Kizer Vanguard Sheepdog XL C01C Liner Lock Knife Black Micarta (4" Black)

This Blade HQ Exclusive Kizer Vanguard Sheepdog XL C01C features black micarta handle scales and a blade made from CTS BD1N steel.

  • Black-finished sheepsfoot blade made from CTS BD1N 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!

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

Item #BHQ-118483
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: CTS BD1N
  • Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
  • Blade Grind: Flat
  • Finish: Black
  • Edge Type: Plain
  • Handle Length: 5.25"
  • Handle Width: 1.50"
  • Handle Thickness: 0.56"
  • Handle Material: Micarta
  • Color: Black
  • Frame/Liner: Steel
  • Weight: 7.45 oz.
  • User: Right Hand
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
  • Knife Type: Manual
  • Opener: Flipper
  • Lock Type: Liner Lock
  • Brand: Kizer
  • Model: Sheepdog XL
  • Model Number: V5488E7
  • Designer: Chris Conaway
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Best Use: Everyday Carry
  • Product Type: Knife

Customer Reviews

I love this Blade
Charles H. on Mar 16, 2021

It is one large hunk of beautiful steal that fit's just right in my large manly hands (Not meant for small feminine hands). It opens with a clunk that will get you noticed, and has a razor sharp edge. Kyle should stick with the Spiderco ladybug.

Yoni U. on Mar 16, 2021

This thing is a absolute beast. Reminds me of a cold steel spartan. Great steel, great deploymant. Beefy beefy blade. despite its size and weight it carries low and discretely in the pocket with the deep pocket clip. You could use this think as a Nakiri on the go. I imagine its a great chopper. enjoying so far.

Surprising comfortable
Charles T. on Mar 23, 2021

I have read other reviews say this is an uncomfortable knife to carry. I have to strongly disagree. It is a big knife and it has some heft to it but it is not uncomfortable to carry. I have carried it wearing dress slacks and you honestly don't know its there after awhile. If you bought this knife and were then surprised that it is heavier than your Benchmade Bugout then you didn't do your homework. The only reason I'm giving it 4 starts is because I wish they made it in a more premium steel in the XL.

A ergonomic train wreck
Kyle L. on Mar 15, 2021

This is a beautiful knife but it is by far the most uncomfortable knife I have ever handled and it is so far my most hated knife of the year.

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