The Bladesmith Series is Kizer's collaboration/partnerships with the custom knife world. They license designs from custom knifemakers and forge a partnership utilizing the best from both sides. The custom designers bring their innovative and unique designs, while Kizer brings their highly specialized technical manufacturing expertise and quality. Together, they create products that proudly bear the names of the designer and Kizer Cutlery.
Innovation is power. Always living on the edge, always searching for the unknown, always braving the next horizon. Whether overbuilt to take on the world, or emerge stylish and full of grace, innovation is the separation from the mundane. Collaborating with some of the best creative minds in knife making and designs, Kizer presents the Bladesmith Series. Exceptional designs and impeccable craftsmanship, this is passion for never-ending adventures!
- Blade Length: 8.2 cm
- Closed Length: 10.4 cm
- Overall Length: 18.6 cm
- Blade Material: CPM-S35VN Stainless Steel
- Blade Thickness: 3.0 mm
- Blade Style: Sheepsfoot
- Blade Grind: Flat
- Blade Finish: Satin
- Handle Material: White G10 with Black G10 Overlays
- Locking Mechanism: Button
- Pivot Assembly: Bearings
- Pocket Clip: Stainless Steel (Tip-Up, Right/Left Carry)
- Designer: Yue
- Made in China
- Parallel Import: No
I'd been waiting for The Knife Guy to get stock of the Cormorant V2, and grabbed one as soon as I saw it was available. This is my first button lock folder, and it did not diappoint! 4 ways to deploy makes it very fidgety, and fidget I have! A button lock might just be my new favourite locking mechanism...
Extremely sharp out the box, although the edge grind is not the same on both sides, so that was a little disappointing - but not enough to detract from the rest of the positives. Pocket clip is also a bit 'meh', and quite tight, so I had to bend it back a bit to slide in & out of my pocket a little easier. The grippy scales and tight clip I think will make it a bit rough on the pocket.
I'm also going to have a go at dying the white of the scales - has a kind of Star Wars Storm Trooper look about it, but I think a custom colour will make it even better.