The Kizer Vanguard Zipslip is a slipjoint pocket knife, designed by Michael Vagnino. The fact that it is a slipjoint means that the pocket knife doesn't have a real lock. Only a slight resistance that prevents the knife from immediately closing. As such you can legally carry this pocket knife in many places in Europe. You open it with one hand with the practical thumb hole. You immediately notice that the slipjoint is enhanced with a practical half-stop. This means that when closing the knife you have enough time to make sure your fingers are nowhere near the razor-sharp blade.
The blade is made from N690-steel. A good type of steel that retains its sharpness well. The handle is made from G10 and enhanced with a deep-carry pocket clip. Because of its cool look and the use of high-end materials the Zipslip is a modern incarnation of the classic slipjoint.
|Right or left-handed||symmetrical|
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Lyndon Clements, Leeds
Tuesday 24 September 2019
A sturdy slippy. Unfortunately my example seemed to work in reverse, it was stiff to open but closed really easily. I thought it dangerous and so returned it. No criticism of Knivesandtools they were helpful in dealing with this issue quickly.
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