The Genie front flipper from in-house designer Gage at Kizer Cutlery has a similar look to the Raja from Sebastian Irawan with its reverse tanto blade and ergonomic handle shape. The main difference is that this guy is about an inch shorter overall making it much more EDC friendly. To open the blade, follow your thumb along the extended spine, and in a smooth, fluid motion follow the curvature of the handle to rotate the blade out. Once proficient, the detent and ball bearing pivot allow for deliberate flicking of this blade as fast as any other. It also has a thumb slot for more traditional opening that won't impede cutting performance in any way.
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!