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Kizer Ki3455A1 Mini Dorado M390 Flipper Knife

Kizer Ki3455A1 Mini Dorado M390 Flipper Knife

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Mine was just cancelled due to not enough inventory ugh
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Ah ok. I got a skully and it's just not doing it for me and was going to offer it to you
2rms2
I appreciate it but I wasn't interest in the skull. Find some EDC groups on Facebook to resell it.
just an FYI, i join the previous drop for this. Mine just arrived a couple weeks ago. It has terrible blade centering favoring the lock side and the lockup is over 60%, this means that the lockbar is touching way over center of the blade that makes it look like it's been well worn. The centering can be fixed by loosening the blade, but as soon as you do that you start getting blade play. I'm keeping it regardless since it's a decent deal for M390 and need a small EDC knife. If you don't care for the steel and don't "need" to have another edc knife, then you should skip this one..
I'd love to see this at the price point they offered the Alter Ego at. After some time breaking it in, the Alter Ego is now one of my favorite blades.
MD is killing me with all these drops. Want, but can't get.
How does the titanium hold up? I want this for my EDC, I love the look of the plain titanium, but am concerned on how well it will hold up to daily abuse? Any feedback is greatly welcome!
I got mine about 3 weeks ago from the last drop. I already owned two other Kizer/Cucchiara collabs, the Flashbang (with rainbow skull) and the plain, bead-blasted Ti Trifecta. Actually, I also own the green G10 Flashbang, which is actually mini-sized like this mini Dorado, but Ill stick w/ a like-to-like comparison and only consider the Ti-framed models.

I also own a couple other designers' Kizer productions, including the recent MD offered Alter Ego, and as you can probably tell, I love my Kizers. And especially my Cuchiarra models--theyre beasts in size, beautifully built, and have blade deployment as smooth and swift as my best Zero Tolerance,

So I was supet stoked about this drop when I saw it a few months back, esp to try out the M390 blade steel (and of course I ordered the rainbow skull version, so much better looking than (yawn) plain grey Ti.

The knife looked grear out of the box, of course, but the blade would not deploy with even a stern flip. Id never experienced anything like that with a Kizer, granted the mini Dorado has a much thinner/lighter build than the similarly shaped, but obviously bigger full-size Flashbang. But even my G10 models flipped great.

To make a long story short(er), the deployment problem was mostly caused by an off-center blade. I was able to fix it by adjusting the torque of all the screws, but it didnt get truly smooth until I swapped out the screws holding the pocket clip with ones from one of my G10 Kizers. For whatever reason, the original screws let the clip touch the frame look a bit, inhibiting the movement of the blade.

So in the end, alls well that ends well, but I was a bit surprised that this Kizer knife didnt quite live up to the quality of the others I have. It was like the final finisher quit 10 min before the job was done. Hopefully that's an aberration, because i see from the serial # (105 of 200) this knife appears to be part of a batch specially made/set aside for the drop.

I just got my order in. I could not help myself. I did not cancel my orders for the crux and the buc. I will love them all. I did have to tell the wife that I would give away some at Xmas. I lied.
I just cancelled my milled Crux ($150) to get this for 25 bucks cheaper. It's slightly smaller but better steel, and arguably a lot more unique with the anodized skull. Seemed like a no brainer
2rms2
It’s a beauty you’ll like it
I keep seeing this pop up... I'm looking for a good smaller knife in M390. I prefer the look of the Mini Intreptid though. Anyone that has handled both of these models have a comparison?
SmCaudata
I have both. Mini Intrepid I think is a far better knife though they are both great and both super smooth in their own way.
SmCaudata
I own both as well. I absolutely love my mini intrepid. I’m not a huge fan of the polished titanium scales on the dorado, as it shows everything. For the price the dorado is great knife and because of that makes me worry less about being An EDC.
Just got mine, pretty nice overall. Action feels...weird? It’s smooth but also really gritty. It also works surprisingly well with a “push button“ style deployment. Unfortunately my “Cucchiara” stamp on the spine is not parellel to the spine :/
Ares78
They should absolutely replace that tool based on that cosmetic flaw. At this price point, there's no excuse for that shit.
Ares78
Mine was gritty too. Cleaned it and added nano oil and was way better.
Very nice. Perfectly centered and deploys like silk
Really love mine, ETC every day and haven't had any issues with the pocket clip at all. Would buy another.

I already own the A2, so it only made sense to buy the A1. And to get an M390 blade and Ti scales for a Benjamin is a no brainer. Not to mention the wonderful design skills of Matt Cucchiara. If came razor sharp, blade in the middle, and with a wonderful action.
So many reasons to add this knife to my collection, as well as EDC rotation