For me, this was one of those knives I knew I had to have when I saw it. I’d seen the Kizer Feist on Instagram a lot. I liked the knife in the various versions I’d seen. When I saw the Deadpool colorway though I immediately began the hunt for this one. Unfortunately for me, these were already sold out at Mojave Outdoor so I turned to the secondary market and really scored.
Overall Length: 6.50″
Blade Length: 2.875″
Blade Thickness: 0.12″
Blade Material: CPM-3V
Blade Hardness: HRC 59-61
Blade Style: Reverse Tanto
Blade Grind: Flat
Blade Finish: Black coated
Edge Type: Plain
Handle Length: 3.625″
Handle Material: Red Micarta
Weight: 2.02 oz
Pocket Clip: Deep carry, tip-up
Lock Type: Liner Lock
Opener: Front flipper
Designer: Justin Lundquist
Impressions of the Kizer Deadpool Feist
Overall I’m really happy with this purchase and it’s a joy to use. When I first began using it, I struggled to deploy the front flipper but over time and repeated effort I can now open it with smooth confidence. The reverse tanto style makes for good piercing and poking. While the shape of the handle isn’t necessarily ergonomic, it’s very comfortable in hand. Even though all four of my fingers fit on the handles I tend to put my pinky behind the end of the handle and the remaining three oppose my thumb. It just works for me that way. The blade spine is slightly recessed between the scales which renders the spine jimping almost useless. I can still feel it slightly but not to the point that it’s of benefit to have the jimping.
A few more things to note. The blade is decidedly off-center on my version. The jimping on the spine while not useful when the blade is opened, is very nice for the front flipping portion of the design. If you’re like me and enjoy the fidget factor of knives, flipping this knife open is not only fun but it won’t wear out your thumb either. I was also pleased to find that the liner on the show side has matching hole cutouts to what the scales have so you can see all the way through to the blade when closed. The deep carry clip is great, however, it is not reversible. It’s got an indentation in the scale where it sets and the other side does not have this. The liner locks up really solidly, the jimping on the lock makes it’s operation very easy and the blade falls closed nicely when disengaged.
If you’d like to know more about the steel, check out the Crucible Industries page for more info on CPM 3V. In a nutshell from their page, it’s got high toughness and it’s wear-resistant.
If you like the Feist design, if you like front flippers or if you’re a fan of Deadpool, you’re going to want to buy this knife! By all counts, you should just get one. Mojave Outdoor still has a notify option on their website so if you want to get one, that might be an option? The red Micarta is really comfortable in the hand and has a nice texture. You’re going to love using this one if you can land one. I definitely think this one is worth hunting down.
What do you think of the review? Do you agree or disagree with anything in here? Let me know in the comments below, I love hearing what you guys think.