- Model: Mini Critical
- Model Number: V3508A1
- Overall Length: 7.25’’
- Designer: Matthew Christensen
- Opener: Flipper
- Blade Style: Wharncliffe
- Blade Length: 3.00’’
- Blade Thickness: 0.12’’
- Blade Material: CPM 3V
- Handle Length: 4.25’’
- Handle Material: Carbon Fiber
- Pocket Clip: Tip-Up
- Weight: 3.75 oz.
- Frame/Liner: Stainless Steel
- Color: Black
The critically acclaimed Christensen Knifeworks designed Critical folder gets a mini version!
This flipper knife features a 3" Wharncliffe blade made of CPM-3V with a thick swedge and ample jimping and an ergonomic carbon fiber liner lock handle with a red pivot accent. Black coated 3V blade steel is razor-sharp and has outstanding toughness and edge retention. The rounded jimping on the blade, look carefully, you can see that they got a little chamfer so that you can get comfortable feelings when holding this knife. The flipper also gets some jimping, so this Barcalounger flipper plus the jimping will definitely give you extra traction.
Have had this for 6 months or so. Literally 0 complaints. For the price point the quality is right on the mark. Collected and had knives most my life, fixed blades mainly. Just got into folders and this was first brandnew folder, did my research well. Only thing I'd maybe want is fuller/hole or thumbstud, may mod this one. Next purchase will be from Isham Bladeworks either eschaton or arrakis or really any isham blade onsale. Watched so many reviews I feel like I could be a knife reviewer at this point. Send me stuff to review! Lol. Please keep up quality and listen to market carefully.. thanks for a great edc knife.
The knife is very fidget friendly, mine had great action was centered and dropped shut. The blade shape and geometry made it excellent for use as a utility blade.
Notice I did use past tense though…
I don’t know if it’s the type of steel or if there was an anomaly in the heat treat, but my the circular part of the blade around the fulcrum cracked in half after a few hundred times of flipping it open. It broke soon after.
Kizer has offered to replace the blade, so I can’t complain too hard. But it’s still the first time I’ve ever had something like this happen to a knife.
Love the knife
It’s nicer than I’d imagined and feels very fine in hand.
Kizer Mini Critical Carbon Fiber V3508A1 (3" Satin)