Kizer Laconico Mini Intrepid 3" M390 (Ki3468)

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by RamZar, Oct 25, 2016.

  1. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Well Sir my apologies if I've offended you. I was simply correcting my earlier error.
     
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  2. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Okay - but I've not heard that before - it's always just a shortened form of the word Japanese.

    If I wanted to be derogatory there's a lot of worse terms I could have used.

    But I apologize if I offended anyone.
     
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  3. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    And one more point before I go to bed - since I've already disclosed I'm a Kizer dealer and I deal with them on a daily basis (7 days a week), and the Japanese for some other products, do you guys really think I'm going to come on a public forum and insult my business partners??

    Try logging onto AR15.com sometime and see what real abuse is like.....or work in retail where customers will yell every four letter word they can think of to your face - because of a co-worker's mistake.

    But all this is off topic and we should be talking about these great Kizer knives.
     
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  4. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Why do the Mini Dorado and Mini Flashbang get the nifty milled clip and the terrific Mini Intrepid has to settle for a standard stamped clip?

    Come on, Kizer -- give that Mini Intrepid the clip it deserves!
     
  5. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    If Kizer is indeed enforcing MAP now, that'll mean fewer purchases by me in the future. Elevated MAP pricing erodes much of the value I've come to enjoy in Kizer. I really like these minis but $250 buys more knife elsewhere.
     
  6. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I so agree!

    That's Mini Intrepid at the top followed by Mini Flashbang and Mini Dorado:

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    Even the clip on the $190 Ursa Minor is better!

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  7. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Looks like the clip from the Ursa Minor should fit the Mini. Really too bad they don't ship them with it.

    Loving my Ursa Minor, might have to pick one of these up despite the inflated price. Probably just carry this little guy clipless in the office.
     
  8. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia

    Jul 10, 2011
    The Ursa Minor clip is available for purchase separately from a Dutch knife shop. It's 19 euro plus shipping.
     
  9. whp

    whp

    Apr 26, 2009
    I totally agree. Kizer s pricing with their high value has been the reason I m interested in their product. I hope that doesn't t change with some misguided map policy. 250.00 does seem high for that knife.
     
  10. mycough

    mycough Basic Member Basic Member

    May 20, 2007
    Well we aren't ar15.com..... I bet kizer would be thrilled to see you characterization of their country's people.
    This isn't off topic when something this offensive comes out.


    Russ
     
  11. flash900

    flash900 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jan 17, 2010
    Three things that would make the already terrific Mini Intrepid even better:

    1) Stonewashed blade -- like the large Intrepid, the Ursa Minor and the Gemini.

    2) Jimping on the spine and flipper tab. None of the Laconico collabs come with jimping.

    3) A better clip.
     
  12. madcap_magician

    madcap_magician Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Feb 27, 2005
    Heh, true fact...
     
  13. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Anyone pick this up yet?
     
  14. True Talon

    True Talon

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    Aug 14, 2016
    Here's a comment from one of my customers who purchased one

    And hopefully he won't mind if I borrow a few of his photos - the second one is comparing it to a Spyderco Dragonfly.

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  15. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Thanks for the post! Anyone know where I can get one aside from BHQ? Their price is pretty steep considering.
     
  16. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Right now, only BladeHQ has these Limited Edition 3" M390 Kizer Minis.

    KnifeCenter is supposed to get them in stock next week. However, I doubt if the price will be any better.
     
  17. Hackenslash

    Hackenslash Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Hopefully the price will come down. It looks like the BHQ stock hasn't budged since they put them up. When they went live they showed 4 of each style in stock and it doesn't appear to have changed.

    If anything KnifeCenter is usually a couple $ higher than BHQ, so I doubt any relief on that end...
     
  18. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    Actually, BladeHQ has 10 each of Mini Dorado and Mini Flashbang plus 3 of Mini Intrepid in stock right now. Mini Intrepid is selling a lot better than the other two. Overall though they're slow sellers.
     
  19. markmors

    markmors

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    Sep 17, 2014
    I just received the Mini-Intrepid and it is a great knife. Smooth flipper, size in hand is mostly right. The only thing I do not like about it is that it is somewhat hard to close. It is somewhat difficult to press the framelock bar open to unlock the knife. The cut-out is not indented at all and the titanium is quite smooth.
     
  20. abbazaba

    abbazaba Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 30, 2015
    Thanks for the heads up! Could you possibly post a pic or two of the lock situation?
     

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