Kizer Updated Critical designed by Matthew Christensen

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by Kizer Cutlery, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. Kizer Cutlery

    Kizer Cutlery Follow our Instagram: kizercutlery_inc Moderator

    Jun 24, 2013
    As one of the 2017 new releases, Critical has become one of the most popular Kizer knives the first time it had been launched into the market. In other words, If you begin to collect Kizer knives, Critical is a must in your collection. It features a popular wharncliffe blade made from CPM-S35VN with swedge and jimping and titanium handle with holes to reduce the weight of the whole knife.

    The first batch were sold out fast and we set about producing the second batch several months ago. After discussing with the designer Matthew and collecting the feedback from you all, we had made some changes on the second batch.

    The first and most obvious change is that we release two versions of it, Critical flipper(Ki4508) and Critical non flipper with thumbstuds(Ki4508A1).

    The second one is that we change the color of the pivot collars on both two versions into pure blue instead of the rainbow anodized blue collar on the first batch although some people think that collar is one of the special element. What’s more, the titanium pocket clips on both versions are anodized blue to match the overall tone of the Critical .

    Let’s see some comparison photos of the original and update versions.

    Critical Flipper(Ki4508)



    Critical Non Flipper with Thumbstuds(Ki4508A1)






    Steel: CPM-S35VN

    Handle: 6AL4V Titanium

    Blade Length: 3.59’’/91.19mm

    Overall: 8.64’’/219.46mm

    Weight: 6.27oz/177.75g​

    *Please comment if you think there might be other improvements and help us make progress.

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  2. nick21


    Feb 22, 2014
    Thrilled to see more thumbstud models! I'll pick one up as soon as they come out
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  3. dogrunner


    Dec 26, 2003
    agreed. I like a thumb hole opener over any other opening mechanism, but a good thumbstud is preferable to flipper to me. Great looking knife.
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  4. issues


    May 9, 2012
    Any chance of seeing this model in a left-handed configuration?
  5. Kizer Cutlery

    Kizer Cutlery Follow our Instagram: kizercutlery_inc Moderator

    Jun 24, 2013
    Hi, we do not have such idea yet, maybe it will depend on how many people want the left-handed Critical.

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