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Old 02-01-2018, 03:34 PM   #1
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I picked out the "bad" Kizer.

How do you find a bad Kizer? Well, a lighted loupe' and a psychiatrist's diagnosis of OCD helps, but not that much.

The workmanship is first class. The edge fell through newsprint without me pressing a bit. All the fasteners were straight, true and unboogered--they even sent two spares, just in case.

Finally I found a "flaw." The Kizer they sent had it's liner lock just a hair further to the right than the other two.

I took the ZT0909 out of my jeans and replaced it with the Kizer. I mean, they're both made of S35VN. So if you're going to use an EDC--and I mean really use it--isn't it better to scratch up the 59 dollar knife than the 225 dollar knife?

Edit: On all three knives the bevel gets thinner as you move from back to front. I believe this is done purposely. There really is no distal taper, just a small swedge. The tip is shaped by the last 5/8s of the blade blank. It seems as they want the tip to be as thick as they can make it to avoid breakage.

All three of the knives' bevels are identical.

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