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Just wondering if you guys ever got your kizer shoals
Waiting any word ....!!!!
The scalloped scales pushed me over the edge on this drop. If the knife is 1/2 as cool as the Guru I will be happy!
Looking forward to receiving another cool knife from Kizer!
Same 👍🍻
Now waiting patiently. Hope the right model arrives, and the estimated shipping date was a week before my birthday. The handle worth half of the price - get it right this time.
$158.94 with free shipping currently on eBay. Only one left. I will not name the seller, but it begins with a "j" and I have purchased several knives from him that were just as described. Also, another seller has one for $158.95. Both are new.
A few months back, I bought this knife on a flash sale. Maybe I am one of the few that has no problems maintaining the edge of a recurve. The Kizer Shoal has a hollow grind, but is flat ground at the point, making for a stronger point. The titanium pocket clip can be mounted right or left tip up. Unlike many other frame locks, I can flip this one left handed if I do not apply too much pressure on the lock bar with my thumb. If I apply more pressure to the lock bar, the detent will hold the blade closed. The blade will fall closed freely, so I keep my thumb near the thumb tap to catch the blade without drama. When new, the lock would not always engage fully, especially when opened slowly. After some usage, that no longer happens. A magnet sticks to the blade, pivot and lock bar insert, but not to anything else. I don't know if that means the other parts are titanium, aluminum or or some other non-magnetic alloy. The grip fits my medium/large hands in a variety of holds with a small amount to spare. If you have large or extra large hands, you may hang off the end some. This is due to the shape of the handle and the position of the blade thumb tab. The blade and frame jimping, along with the scale texture and thumb tab makes this a secure knife in my hands.
Just wondering if this is going to be the correct knife....???
Meatarmor
Yeah I was thinking of getting one myself until I started reading the post from the last run. Hopefully someone has taken steps to prevent that sort of mix up in the future.
Has anyone heard anything on this? I'm about to return mine in anger, but still would love the Shoal that I ordered. At the same time, I have a bad feeling about giving Kizer any of my money with the crap they are pulling in this drop.
Update: Massdrop replied to my inquiry about receiving the wrong knife. They offered a return/refund option and also said they would be able to provide the correct knife. I opted to receive the correct knife. They didn't give me a time estimate. Will give it a week and make another inquiry. Anyone else get any form of resolution?
ontheglide
I got the same offer, my last response was late June early July for the replacement.
Lucky4Life
I took the refund and bought a Benchmade 940-2.
My return arrived early yesterday and I am yet to receive an update.
Knife arrived today and it is a model with a plain scale.
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The dimpled scale and blue ano hardware are no where to be found.
This is the model I had ordered.

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Very disappointed.
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Sorry to hear. It makes me wonder if this is a whole shipment that is in error. So far, I haven't heard anything from Massdrop. I'll give it a few days and then dispute the charge with my credit card provider. That usually gets the vendor's attention.
ontheglide
I ordered the Kizer Zugang with Chinese lettering and got the plain one. I was offered a refund but decided to keep it anyway. Apparently the Kizer drops are kind of a crap shoot.
Silence from Massdrop at this point speaks volumes about their take on customer service. Emailed on Wednesday, still no response. Initial responses from last week made me feel more comfortable about possible future transactions. Silence creates discomfort.
Lucky4Life
Hey Lucky I apologize for the delay! I’m not sure how your ticket went unnoticed, but I’ve notified Customer Support of your issue and they will be reaching out to you shortly.
Mark M.
Thank you very much Mark! CS has since been in contact with me.
I received a Ki454A1 Flashbang? Was this a lucky dip drop without me realising? Shouldn't I have received a Shoal?
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Connorbrow
you and 10 others...
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neil.r
How do you like it?
Sellers.Hill
Fit and finish are very good (fingerprints aside). The handle finish is nice - matte, but not grippy like sandpaper (I had a Kershaw that I had to return because of its sandpaper handle texture).
The flipping action is a little bit mixed. If gravity is working with you, the blade flips open smoothly with hardly any effort. Use the same force when gravity is against you (for example, when the blade would be pointing straight up) and the blade won't deploy fully. In this case, a little more force is necessary. I don't feel like it will be a recurring problem.
The edge grind is uneven, but there's a lot to deal with. There are 2 different bevels leading to the edge: one flat, the other concave. There's also a bit of recurve to the belly (?) of the blade. I'm not particularly good at freehand sharpening - I think I'll need some sort of system to sharpen this knife. Fortunately, it arrived stupidly sharp. So sharp that when I accidentally dropped it and cut my leg, I didn't realize it until the blood was running. Don't do that. :-)
Another Flashbang. :(
Another Flashbang. Deeply disappointed. Nothing but the sound of crickets from Massdrop on this thread? Support request sent... Ah well, at least I can console myself by flipping my new Ki4448 Assist GTi which arrived a few days earlier. Very nice! Makes the crickets sound almost soothing.
I received the Ki4469A2. At least it is a Shoal, I guess.
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I have never tried the Positron... I love a lot of Spydercos, but haven't held a flipper of theirs. Wrist action makes the Kizer work for sure... but I expected better at this price point. Especially from reviews of the action on their (less expensive) Gemini. I have four flippers that have better action than this Shoal; two of them were perhaps more pricey, but two much less so. This is not counting assisted opening knives. Oh, and for some reason I wasn't counting the much smaller/lighter/cheaper Kershaw Fraxion, which flips like a dream! Thanks for your response.
cnsodom
I think you lucked out. Not only did you receive a Shoal, it's the more interesting style. Given the choice, I think I would have opted for the 'A2. :-)
Has anyone gotten a message back from support? Are gonna get a refund or wait another month for the right knife?
Sellers.Hill
Mine was a Flashbang as well
I got the right one... the flipper action is a lot less "authoritative" than I would hope from a knife of this price level. It's improved a bit with a lot of flipping, but not enough. I think it's a matter of the weak detent. Is this something I can fix myself?
OT: is anyone else not seeing older discussion posts? The oldest post I see is from Sellers.Hill 3 days ago. This is weird because I commented much earlier in the discussion and just received an email indicating that someone responded to it.
neil.r
Youre right, it says 51 posts but I can't go lower than 3 days ago.
I also received a flashbang, which is pretty disappointing. The frame lock is very tough, and the flipper is at a weird angle that requires a lot of pressure to get the blade out. Oh, and IT IS NOT WHAT I ORDERED.
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I got the same offer. I going to stick it out for the right knife. See what happens.
Lucky4Life
Tell me how it goes!
No one double checks the orders? So did they not have enough to ship, or did they just ship the wrong thing? If they didn't have enough offering refunds would be the sensible thing to do.
Sounds like the company had yet ANOTHER MASSDROP in customer service. NO reason as to why they shipped the wrong knife, just that they don't have it! Will offer a return/refund, but WTF happen to what we DID order? Horrendous customer service in my opinion! Yes, refund offered, BUT did not OWN up to their F up!
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Have they ever fixed the issue with a correct shipment? Just curious.
Lucky4Life
Yes they have... how quickly depends on who shipped it (MD or vendor). For example I was on the Kizer 401b drop and gave up after 30-40 days (they originally sent a huge machete by mistake).
I've had other outcomes too, sometimes they can't find the item, sometimes they send another wrong item after months. Hopefully nothing like that will happen to anybody on this one!
They sent me the wrong knife. I recieved a kizer flashbang instead. :-(
mnerges
They should let you keep it and send the one you actually ordered....That sucks, now I'm scared to check mine when I get home.
Estimated Friday delivery!
Looking forward to this one!
(I hope I don't get another machete instead... 😒)
Just got the shipping notification! That was fast!
Does anyone have the estimated ship date so I can kick myself for not joining?
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No, I got the larger plain Flash Bang, which is aT BladeHQ/Knife Center for 170.
Lucky4Life
This sounds like a mistake by kizer not massdrop so it might take longer to get a reply because massdrop would have to speak to kizer so that sucks
I liked it better when it was called the Olamic Wayfarer 247

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BigDaddy5970
Based on the BladeHQ listings, Olamic is well out of bounds of what I'm willing to pay for a knife that will see regular use (since my life doesn't currently depend on it and I don't like to buy knives just to store away). Regardless, thank you for bringing them to my attention - they make some very attractive knives.
Sure, I see the differences. The Kizer blade also has a lot more belly to it, and the handle not nearly as much curve. Neither of them are identical, but if you put the 3 of them side-by-side the Ki401B1 is much closer to the Olamic than the Shoal is. The thumb stud on the Kizer is almost superfluous -- it's way easier to deploy with the flipper (I own it; great knife)