Kizer is a high end Chinese knife manufacturer. Kizer imports their materials from the USA and Japan and they regularly collaborate with custom knife makers. Kizer is arguably the pioneer of high end Chinese knife manufactuers. Even a few years ago there was a healthy dose of stigma associated with “Chinese Knives” among collectors in the United States. Kizer and other companies like WE Knives, Reate, and Stedmon.
You can learn more about Kizer by visiting their website or by checking out our reviews of Kizer knives below.
Kizer Knife Reviews:
What follows are our reviews of Kizer knives to date. Enjoy!
- Kizer Sheepdog Review
Imagine you can pick out anything from Kizer's lineup. I was recently put in that position. Not a bad place to be. Thumbing through their catalog yields all sorts of stuff from the pedestrian to the outlandish. The Sh ... continue reading
- Kizer Gemini Lefty Review
Ray Laconico has been a favorite knife maker of mine for a long time. Over the years that I have been buying and selling custom knives I’ve had the opportunity to own two different customs from Ray. His style is sim ... continue reading
- Kizer Feist Review
The Kizer Feist is a knife that I’ve wanted to check out since seeing it in the 2017 catalog. At first, I almost missed it: it’s seemingly such a plain design that my eyes slid right over its page, and it was onl ... continue reading
- Kizer Cutlery Guru Review
It’s been interesting to watch Kizer’s evolution over the years. They had an ambitious, albeit amorphous, beginning, with somewhat forgettable designs rendered in high-quality materials at head-turning prices; I s ... continue reading
- Kizer Alter Ego Review
Kizer’s 2017 catalog wasn’t released to the same fanfare as Spyderco’s or KAI’s. That may be partially due to the fact that it’s massive. Most of their old designs are still on there, so don’t worry, there ... continue reading
- Kizer Ki3480 Dirk Pinkerton Rogue Review
The Kizer Ki3480 Rogue is a series of firsts for me. It's the first Dirk Pinkerton design I have ever reviewed, it's my first review of a mid-tier Kizer knife, and it's the first wharncliffe I have reviewed in a while ... continue reading
- Kizer Intrepid Ki4468A1 Review
The high end Chinese Renaissance has been blossoming for a couple years, and Kizer is arguably the Michelangelo of the movement. Yet there hasn't been much coverage here of this rapidly expanding segment of the market ... continue reading
- Kizer Vanguard Gemini Review
It’s a question I (and others) have been asking a lot lately: Where is the middle? The Budget Knife has had its day: the Tenacious, the Cryo, the Skyline, the RAT-1, the Drifter; value was the byword of the indus ... continue reading
- Kizer Ki3404-a3 Review
As the standard-bearer for the burgeoning (and almost instantaneously influential) high-end Chinese knife scene, Kizer made an immediate impression with its very high-quality, relatively affordable knives. In what is ... continue reading