The Shard is an ultra-compact, ultra-fantastic utility knife in just about every way. The reverse tanto Wharncliffe blade has a full-length cutting edge for maximum versatility and the jimping on the thumb ramp is very nice. Dual thumb studs allow for easy flicking and the liner lock is quite easy to disengage. The three-finger handle has a slender, ergonomic shape with milling to enhance your hold in a pinch grip. You have a deep carry spring clip for secure pocket carry or use as a money clip and an enlarged lanyard slot to round out this excellent design. Dirk has an EDC winner with this one and we think it deserves recognition as a premier daily carry option.
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. That purpose is performance, reliable to the end. 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!