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Kizer Dirk Pinkerton Nomad

Discussion in 'Knife Reviews & Testing' started by $Bones1$, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. $Bones1$


    Oct 23, 2014
    Has anyone had experience with the new Kizer Nomad by Dirk Pinkerton? I will be getting mine on Friday but cant wait to hear the reviews and thought on this knife. Please if you have experience with this knife let me know what you think. Thank you
  2. Dirk

    Dirk Moderator Moderator

    Mar 19, 1999
    I hope you like yours! I would be interested in hearing what you think when you get it.
  3. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    This one????

    I saw a picture of this bad boy and I knew I NEEDED one immediately!!!
    The knife is simply amazing!!!
    Feels perfect in hand.....no hot spots to speak of & very comfy!!
    The machining on it is totally incredible!! I find my self staring at it all the time!!
    Flips like a dream!! Smooth as butter and locks up tight as a drum!! I flip it constantly!!
    Nice early lock up with steel insert. No movement whatsoever!
    The 2 attributes that sold it to me are the machining on the handles and that stupid cool blade shape!!
    All in all I am THRILLED with the knife.....Mr Pinkerton has an amazing design eye!!
    The 1 and only thing that keeps it from being perfect is the lock bar. It reminds me of the G. Bradley. Where thumb is placed to unlock is even with the other side of the knife so you have to 'dig' your thumb in there to close the knife.......that is the ONLY thing I didn't like......and it is a small thing that in no way hinders enjoying this awesome knife!!!
    If you like the look.....grab one!! You won't be disappointed!!

    And Mr Pinkerton???? Congratulations on getting your gorgeous, and unique looking, knife into production!!! I am one extremely satisfied knife owner!!!
    I am a sharpening noob and was having a little trouble with the blade shape.....didn't want to mess it up!!! Sent it to Jason B for a screaming edge...it arrived at his place yesterday and he let me know I won't be getting it back because he fell in love with it!![emoji3][emoji3]
    Pics don't really do it justice......you have to get it in hand!!
    Hope this helps!
  4. dogrunner

    dogrunner Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 26, 2003
    love the look! thanks for the impressions. I only wish it wasn't a flipper. Just me, but my least favorite opening mechanism.
    Otherwise looks amazing!
  5. Dirk

    Dirk Moderator Moderator

    Mar 19, 1999
    Very humbling commentary. WOW, thank you!

    The first prototypes were actually not flippers but, thumbers. The majority of feedback was for a flipper. I am not a huge fan of flippers but, I do really believed the Noamd looked and functioned better as a flipper. A non flipper Nomad prototype might show up in the Vanguard line.
  6. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    I, for one, am really glad it's a flipper! Not that I'm a flipper fan boy, but this knife flips like a dream!!
  7. Skywalker1


    Jul 13, 2012
    Hey Joe,
    really interested in this model. How is the satin finish on the handle holding up? Does it scratch easily in your experience?
  8. palonej

    palonej Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 5, 2015
    Hey SW!!!
    It's naked Ti and looks as good now as when I opened the box!
    Also, feels great in hand!
    It was sharp out of the box..... it not screaming and gleaming so I sent it to Jason B here on the forum for a dirty filthy edge!! I was having trouble sharpening that blade shape.
    When Jason got it he let me know I wouldn't be getting it back......he fell in love with it!! It's that kind of knife!
    Obviously......I am really loving this bad boy!
  9. jstrange


    Mar 31, 2012
    Looks wicked!
  10. Skywalker1


    Jul 13, 2012
    Thanks! It really is such an attractive knife.
  11. gky


    May 7, 2018
    I hate to resurrect such an old thread but, I just ordered a Kizer Nomad, but then I also just discovered that it doesn't have a blade-stop pin, nor stop studs...what is the mechanism that stops the knife once in the open position and securely holds it there? How strong/stable is this knife? Thank you...

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