Like the popular Gent, this is a well-priced folder with premium parts: S35V steel, G-10 scales, and a strong liner lock running on phosphor bronze washers.
The fluted scales are comfy and just grippy enough. The partially open-pillar design makes for easy cleaning. There are double thumb studs. The clip is deep-pocket and a design I wish Kizer would use more often. Out-of-the-box, my blade was shaving sharp.
Using the handle choil, this is a three and a half finger grip for me; a full four-finger grip using the sharpening choil. The pivot screw is proprietary, which I don't care for, but any slim, flathead screwdriver should work well.
Is there room for improvement? I would perfer a somewhat thinner blade. I have recently become a fan of the new WE Knives Rectifier, with an under 3-inch blade that slices like a demon.
The Kizer is a small, very well-made, lightweight knife at a good price that will perform just about any chore you ask of it. Highly recommended.