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New knives from Blade Show?

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by farcry33, Jun 7, 2015.

  1. farcry33

    farcry33 Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Apr 10, 2013
    Hello,

    I was wondering if anyone purchased any new designs from Kizer at Blade Show? I found one or two pictures on Instagram; if anyone has any pictures of new knives can you post some pictures.

    Thanks :thumbup:
     
  2. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Don't think they were for sale yet, but the two I saw on IG were the Degs Kane XL and the Matt Cucchiara Bad Dog. I'll link some pics when I get to a computer later, on my smartphone now.
     
  3. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    There was also a Ray Laconico small Jasmine collaboration piece as well.
     
  4. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Ooo, don't think I've seen that one yet!
     
  5. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Here is the Kane XL based on Matt Degnan's custom version. Should be available in a few months.

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  6. degs

    degs

    109
    Oct 28, 2013
    And yes, Ray Laconico has 2 versions coming out soon, and Cucchiara has a couple more designs to go along with the Dorado and Flashbang. Ill try to remember to update this thread as I get info.

    Thanks for the interest guys!
     
  7. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    If you don't mind me asking, what are the dimensions for your Kane XL? I'm loving everything about it right now, glad to see Kizer started doing steel inserts, just icing on the cake for their fantastic lock geometry.
     
  8. degs

    degs

    109
    Oct 28, 2013
    Well, I haven't had it in hand yet (this week I'll have one) but the dimensions I provided them was the same as my custom version. 3 3/4" blade at 4mm thick (roughly .156) and the same for the handle thickness. The steel is S35V and has ceramic bearings. From what Ray has told me (he has his prototypes) they have PERFECT flipping action.
     
  9. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    Sounds like a great package overall to me, I've been wanting to get another Kizer buth most of the designs didn't click. This one and Ray's look fantastic.
     
  10. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    Ray Laconico just posted this image on Instagram.

    Top one is the Intrepid, bottom is the Fortunado. Both look pretty sick!

    [​IMG]
     
  11. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
    I assume these also have the steel lock bar insert like the Kane XL? Of course, ceramic bearings and torx pivot?

    That Fortunado looks like a 3" FFG blade! Nice!
     
  12. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    He hasn't specified yet, but I believe that to be the case.
     
  13. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    He replied in a IG comment, the steel inserts are a go!

    These might be my two most anticipated production knives in a long time. The best part is that these apparently will be available soon. Which is good, because the wait will be insufferable.
     
  14. degs

    degs

    109
    Oct 28, 2013
    Yes, that is the case as far as ceramic bearings, Torx and lock bar inserts/overtravel stops.

    (There is also talk of Linerlock versions)
     
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2015
  15. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
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    I'm dying over here. These are going to be awesome!
     
  16. Omega Leather Works

    Omega Leather Works

    Jun 13, 2007
    I'm really happy for Kizer and collaborators. Sounds like a win all the way around. :)
     
  17. farcry33

    farcry33 Gold Member Gold Member

    157
    Apr 10, 2013
    Thanks for posting the picture. I cannot wait to see reviews about these knives. they both look awesome!
     
  18. Khawa

    Khawa

    4
    Jun 3, 2015
    How much will these cost? And where/when is the release date?
     
  19. austonh

    austonh Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 26, 2012
    None of that info has been released yet. All pics thus far are simply prototypes. I'd imagine we will see prices and release dates in a month or so.
     
  20. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    [video=youtube;VtC6W7n8nKc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtC6W7n8nKc[/video]

    BladeHQ posted a video showing their new models, apparently the comments section was so brutal on the last one about William's English that they got a BladeHQ employee to try and show off the new models. A lot of them look really attractive, I'm very excited for their lineup this year.
     
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2015

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