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Why doesn't Kizer package their knives better?

Discussion in 'Kizer Cutlery' started by tshoot, Jan 9, 2016.

  1. tshoot


    Nov 22, 2002
    I love my Kizer knives but it takes a bit away from it when they come in an el cheapo card board box. Reate does a nice job with the black embroidered zipper pouches. Makes the knife feel richer when you get it. Purely subjective on my part, but I would pay $5 more to get a nice zippered case for them.

    I did see another person with a zippered pouch for his but what determines whether you get one or not? Price? Model?

    Just curious.
  2. Misanthropia

    Misanthropia Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 10, 2011
    Kizer has switched to zippered pouches on some models, I think they plan to do it across all of them at some point. The new Vanguard models actually come in quite nice packaging for a budget knife.

    Also, I hate to say it but a lot of companies use cheap cardboard boxes and sell their knives for much more. They just have established brand images that don't require them to impress anyone anymore.
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  3. RamZar

    RamZar Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 3, 2013
  4. Kizer Cutlery

    Kizer Cutlery Moderator Moderator

    Jun 24, 2013
    There is a change in packaging coming to all Kizer knives.

    Gift boxed with Nylon Pouch and cleaning cloth are the new 2016 packaging for our BLADESMITH and PRIME series Kizer products. The VANGUARD series will have a cardboard box with clear cover to show the content.

    These new packaging will, for some time, be concurrently available on the market with the old style packaging just due to production/shipping timing, but you should see the new packaging more and more until the transition is complete.

    Thank you.

  5. tshoot


    Nov 22, 2002
    I would even be willing to pay $5 or so to upgrade to a zippered pouch. I know other companies may not do this but I think your knives are that much better. Why not set a higher standard?
  6. Kizer Cutlery

    Kizer Cutlery Moderator Moderator

    Jun 24, 2013
    I'll post a new thread with the different types of packaging that can be expected while this transition is on-going.

    Thank you.

  7. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I like the ZT's bubble wrap pouch the knife come in.
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  8. whp


    Apr 26, 2009
    As long as the knife is protected in transit, I don t care about the packaging. I d rather spend my money on th knife. If I want the nicest package, I get a William Henry!
    I appreciate the high value prices on the Kizers, and the low cost packaging that helps the company achieve value pricing.
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  9. GatorFlash1

    GatorFlash1 Gold Member Gold Member

    May 28, 2012
    I like packaging that protects the knife, especially an expensive one like a Kizer. I store knives in their original box so the quality of the box is important. A lot of boxes from overseas appear to be made of recycled cardboard, not very sturdy.
  10. bflying

    bflying Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    I'm not sure it gets much classier than how my three 3452's came. Fit for a high end presentation gift.

    Nice box...


    Nice embroidered zippered pouch with multiple pockets inside. Large microfiber cloth with logo embossing.


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  11. exracr


    Feb 7, 2016
    /\ That knife bag/case is LEGIT... I'd buy just the case! :)
  12. lovescamaros

    lovescamaros Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    i don't think the packaging the knives come in matters to most of us. I buy a knife for the knife itself, not the box and honestly, I almost always toss the box anyway.
    Lenny likes this.
  13. Mesenzo


    Nov 5, 2015
    Packaging matters to many people!

    The packaging shown by Bflying a few posts above is already being replace by a new and even nicer version.
    - Black box with sleeve
    - envelope with warranty / maintenance instructions
    - new (compact) pouch with velcro patch

    And in China even a very nice box like this one doesn't cost much to mass-produce. So in my opinion more companies should look into upgrading their packaging of expensive knives!
    Nice work on this one Kizer!

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  14. lovescamaros

    lovescamaros Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 17, 2014
    all of that fancy packaging and the cost trickles down to the consumer in one way or another. I don't care if my knife comes in a plain cardboard box, pouch or sleeve because i toss almost all of it unless i plan on selling the knife. I dont want all the extra stuff i never use anyway.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2018
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  15. salduchi


    Aug 4, 2007
    Presentation count and ithighlights the companies attention to detail. All this while still producing a quality product at a very competitive price point shows what is possible in the knife manufacturing industry.
  16. TomR2


    May 17, 2015
    Rather see money go into knife or makers pocket, (so they'll keep making). Prefer not to get another zip up pouch I won't use but have to keep in case I choose to sell knife one day. Bugs me to keep a collection of empty original packaging in the storeroom, just in case. If its a user, the box is just trash. The world's awash in unnecessary packaging.

    To each his own....
  17. steelhead seeker

    steelhead seeker

    Aug 1, 2014
    No kidding. I'd never use a pouch a knife came with to store it. My knives are just sitting loose in a drawer or on top of my dresser. Just grab and go and drop back when done. All I'd like is maybe some cheap foam in the box so the knife doesnt get jostled around to much when the postal guys throw it around.
    lovescamaros likes this.
  18. jbmonkey

    jbmonkey Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jun 9, 2011
    yep. waste of money for maker and us paying more for it in the price point of the knives. I buy knives to use, not packaging to store and take up valuable room.
    lovescamaros likes this.

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