The reputation and flair of Damascus knives stretches back over 17 centuries to legends of Damascus blades cutting through a rifle barrel and slicing a strand of hair in two. The modern technique of creating Damascus steel involves forging together multiple layers of steel to create a strong and remarkable blade. At Knife Depot, you can spice up your knife by opting for the distinctive markings of Damascus steel. Our assortment of Damascus knives includes everything from kitchen cutlery and pocket knives to Bowie knives.
The knife looks hand made and it does have potential. It looks like it was rushed and some of the finer, more detailed aspects that could make this good knife into a great knife have been skipped. The knife is reasonably sharp however the angle is way too extreme. I am in the process of hand sharpening the blade and I expect to end up with a small, functional hunting knife with a good blade that I will use when hunting kangaroos and small game on my visits to Australia.
The knife is difficult to flip even after taken apart and cleaned/ reoiled. The jimping on the top front of the knife is very sharp and the flipper is located in the middle of the jimping such that it prevents the flipper from from being actuated without hurting your finger. A very poor design. The knife also has three holes going all through both sides of the carbon fiber scales toward the top rear of the knife. There is NO apparent reason for these holes as far as I can see. From the pictures it was difficult to tell that they were holes instead of screws. Kind of a surprise. Blade is not real sharp either. I think this one should go back to the drawing board. On the positive side, the blade centering was good and the overall appearance of the knife would be OK if it we're not for the three holes in the carbon fiber.
This is my first Kizer knife. I had read many positive things about this company and I wanted to see for myself the quality they offer. I'm very impressed. Blade alignment is perfect; the blade was also razor sharp when it arrived and it's held a good edge. Flipping action is effortless and swift. (A knife that's made to flip open this quickly and easily by finger force alone makes an automatic knife seem virtually pointless.) Extra screws are provided in the box - a nice touch. The carbon fiber inserts fit so perfectly into the titanium handle that you can barely feel the seams. Care was put into the making of this knife, and it's a pleasure to handle. With this Kizer model you're clearly getting a knife that's competitive with others costing at least twice as much. And, because it works so well you won't leave it tucked away. If you're like me, anyway, you'll clip it to your pocket (it slides in and out effortlessly, by the way) and use it.
I aways wanted a Damascus blade pocket knife ,this knife is a very high quality piece
Great buy! Knife was beautiful,very sharp,and delivered in 2 days. A -1 first experience with Knife Depot.
Takes a really fine edge and holds it.
Quality of the the knife is excellent and the customer service was also excellent!! My sheath was damaged and replaced! Very Happy with my purchase!
The knife was exactly as advertised. It does hone well to an adequate sharpness and holds it's sharpness for a reasonable amount of use. Very nice handle. Delivery was quick and the order process was simple.