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Kizer Intrepid Available at Knifecenter!

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by raylaconico, Oct 2, 2015.

  1. raylaconico

    raylaconico

    Jan 30, 2004
  2. fishface5

    fishface5

    Feb 3, 2001
    dayum that is sweeeet!
     
  3. Insipid Moniker

    Insipid Moniker Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 28, 2011
    That looks fantastic, though I think their measurements are a bit off. Although, if you and Kizer did manage to jam a 4.125" blade into a 4.25" handle I'm even more impressed by y'all than I already was! ;)
     
  4. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Ray, a friend just got one and had it routed to my house first, to check it over and sharpen if needed. WOW that is a very cool knife, great job you did and Kizer put out a fine looking/handling folder! So much so that in order to fund it, I had to sell my newly purchased Gemini ;) but, that Intrepid is hard to resist sir!
    G2
     
  5. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    A question for Kizer rep, the packaging for the Kizer knives.

    The Gemini had a very nice hard case box with a magnet flap type cover and included what looks like a micro fiber cloth with Kizer embossed in the corner.

    The Intrepid arrived in a light cardboard box, inside a plastic baggy...some paper stuff and nuttin' else. Seems strange the more expensive didn't include much at all.
    G2
     
  6. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Mine is enroute, my friends is packed up, so it's with great patience that I await the brown trucks arrival from The Knife Center ;)

    G2
     
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2015
  7. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
  8. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Couldn't resist ordering an Intrepid for $190 which is $30 less than most places and well worth it at that price. Curious to see how well it matches up in quality to my high-quality and practical Gemini.

    I knew I was getting one but not this soon. Glad I waited a little.
     
  9. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    That's a great price, I was sunk once I saw my friends, waiting was never my strong suit ;) I hope yours arrives as good as these two were !
    G2
     
  10. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Received my new Intrepid. Same great fit and finish as my Gemini.

    Only real complaint is the rather weak detent. It still flips open fairly well but I can also open by inertia alone by holding it upside down and snapping my wrist. The heavy blade helps there. Nice blade shape, grind and very sharp. Solid centering, no blade play and nice lockup.

    At 5.67 ounces it's kind of on the heavy side for a 3.6" blade.

    The nice packaging of the Gemini is missing!
     
  11. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    My Intrepid arrived with what appears to be a small rub mark on the handle finish.

    It's otherwise spot on -- it's so nice I'd hate to have to send it back.

    And, yes, the detent is not as strong as that of the Gemini but it seems perfect to me.

    I prefer smaller knives like the Gemini so I'm a bit surprised to find that I like the Intrepid so much.
     
  12. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    One advantage of the weaker detent on the Inrepid relative to the Gemini is that you can easily open the folder one handed using your thumb on the blade hump.
     
  13. bld522

    bld522

    Feb 3, 2004
    Generally I buy flippers to flip. I don't mind if other opening methods are available, but I almost never rely on them. I'd rather use a little wrist flick if I have to. Besides, the detent on an Intrepid can't be worse than it is on an XM-18, right? ;)

    One thing I will say is that the detent on the Gemini was perfect out of the box. The light switch opening method (which is the most natural opening method for me by far) works every single time without fail, no wrist flick required. :)
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  14. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    The detent on the Intrepid is nothing like the limp one on the XM-18. On the other hand, the detent on the Gemini is as good as it gets. Intrepid doesn't open in the pocket. It's a big and heavy blade plus flips well.

    I like alternative opening mechanisms on flippers for stealth. Sometimes the noise of hard opening alarms people. I can open the Intrepid silently with one hand. On the Gemini I need two hands.
     
  15. bld522

    bld522

    Feb 3, 2004
    I take it you're not much for AO's either. ;) :D

    If I found myself in a situation where I needed to open my knife in a stealthy way, having to use two hands to do it probably wouldn't be an issue. But then to be perfectly honest, I've never had to do that because I don't use my knife tactically and I always consider my circumstances before I reach for it. If I'm not willing to make a sound when I open my knife, I'm not willing to open it at all.
     
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2015
  16. Kizer Cutlery

    Kizer Cutlery Moderator Moderator

    273
    Jun 24, 2013
    Hi, G2:

    The difference in packaging is a result of our effort at updating our brand. We believe that we have great designers and great production team, now we are looking to increase the visual appeal on the packaging themselves.

    We have a few types of packaging that are being released, there might be a bit of overlap as inventories cross paths due to different release times, as you have noticed. We will do our best to standardize all of our packages for the different series and expect to have this achieved as 2016 approaches.

    Thank you.

    Kizer
     
  17. Gary W. Graley

    Gary W. Graley “Imagination is more important than knowledge" Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 1999
    Very nice, I appreciate your reply and look forward to new releases.
    G2
     

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