Urban Knife Guy reviews the Kizer Begleiter Mini model V3458RN1 as an urban EDC knife.
The Kizer Begleiter Mini
This is the smaller version of the popular Begleiter that comes with a 3.5″ long blade and in a variety of materials.
Kizer Cutlery is based out of Guang Zhou, China and was founded in 2013. They make very decent quality knives and the Vanguard series is their budget range with prices of $50-100.
The other two premium series of knives include Prime and Bladesmith.
Designed by Azo, the mini Begleiter comes in a variety of materials and Blade styles. This knife has a Reverse Tanto blade under 3″ made from N690 Blade with Green Micarta Handles.
Blade Length: 2.87″
Closed Length: 3.73″
Overall Length: 6.61″
Blade Thickness: 0.110″
Blade Material: N690 Stainless Steel
Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Satin
N690 steel is cobalt-enriched stainless steel manufactured by Bohler, an Austria steel company. This steel is high in carbon and chromium elements with the addition of cobalt for consistency. It is a durable knife steel that is wear-resistant. It is also a very hard steel. It can be compared to VG10, a high-end Japanese stainless steel
Handle Material: Green Micarta
Liner Material: Stainless Steel
Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
Pivot Assembly: Bearings
Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
Weight: 2.12 oz.
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