Kizer Critical Mini Linerlock

Kizer Critical Mini Linerlock
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The critically acclaimed Christensen Knifeworks designed Critical folder gets a mini version! This manual folding knife features a 3" reverse tanto Wharncliffe blade made of 154CM stainless steel with a thick swedge and ample jimping and an ergonomic Micarta liner lock handle with a red pivot accent. The rounded jimping on the blade, if you look carefully, you can see that they got a little chamfering so that you can get comfortable feelings when holding this knife. The Critical is one of Christensen's best designs and we're glad to see a more carriable, more affordable Vanguard version from Kizer Cutlery.

Vanguard Series

The Vanguard Series brings excellent value to high-quality designs. Since the start of Kizer Cutlery, they have focused on the high end of the knife market with their impeccable quality and premium materials. This has earned them a place in the hearts of their fans. To increase the accessibility of Kizer brand products, they took the designs of the Bladesmith and Prime Series, and while keeping the quality at the same high level, re-forged them using materials that bring extra value for the money spent. Kizer uses only materials that have stellar performance, such as VG10 for the blades and G10 or stainless steel for the handles. This way, Kizer products are available at all budget levels but still maintain that incredible quality of construction.

Tools share a common goal and purpose. Kizer brings you the Vanguard Series created with the purpose of distilling the essence of the Bladesmith and Prime Series into tools that excel in being used. This may not be your only knife, but this will be the knife you carry and use every day!


  • Blade Length: 3.00" (76 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.31" (109 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.28" (185 mm)
  • Blade Material: 154CM Stainless Steel
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3.0 mm)
  • Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
  • Blade Grind: Hollow
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Handle Material: Green Micarta
  • Liner Material: Stainless Steel
  • Locking Mechanism: Liner Lock
  • Pivot Assembly: Bearings
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Right Carry
  • Weight: 3.69 oz. (105 g)
  • Designer: Matthew Christensen