When I caught the eye of the Kizlyar Supreme Biker Z D2 GTi folding knife, I immediately thought, Here it is, something very close to my ideal. A small role was also played by the fact that for quite a long time, about twelve years, I had a folding knife Biker-1 manufactured by OOO PP Kizlyar. Old, time-tested friend and constant companion.
Kizlyar Supreme Biker Z D2 GTi folding knife, overview and impressions.
Maybe this will seem a little strange to someone, but in my opinion, the choice of a folding knife should be approached more carefully and thoughtfully than the choice of a clumsy knife. There are reasons for this, because in most cases the warehouse will be in your pocket and the probability that it will be used during some unforeseen and unplanned situation is quite high.
Of course, I want the folding knife to be strong, thoughtful in design, with a reliable lock, comfortable to wear, easy to maintain, with a good steel blade that does not go dull for a long time and is easy to grind … etc., but as you know there is nothing perfect. You always have to sacrifice something. In the knife itself, the Biker Z D2 GTi was attracted by a streamlined silhouette, premium steel on the blade, modern hilt materials, light weight and the presence of a clip. Unfortunately, the old Biker-1 from 2001 couldn’t boast of anything..
lanyard. A little upset the location of the clip and the fact that it is not rearranged. But in general, this is not critical.
poplar. It was touched easily and pleasantly, without any discomfort, the licked and ergonomic hand grip didn’t.
After examining the knife, I was unpleasantly surprised to see the liner blade leaving for the middle of the heel (originally standing in the first third, the photo above). Plus, spoiled the mood, the presence of scuffs, as I understand now, supposedly titanium coating. The so-called D2 steel cutting edge glittered very suspiciously.
Next in line was acacia, with a diameter of just over three centimeters. After examining the knife, the mood deteriorated completely, the liner went to the die and ran into it. In the comparative photo below, the liners of the new Biker Z D2 GTi folding knife and Biker-1 folding knife, which has been used for more than eight years. There is something to compare with.
Well, on the cutting edge is a complete set, maybe the photo is not so clearly visible, but there are dents and crumbled areas there. What kind of steel D2 is it that is so panicky afraid of poplar and acacia?
On this, I decided to stop testing, due to the fact that I had come across a clearly defective product manufactured by Kizlyar Supreme and its further tests are simply meaningless. In addition, a folding knife with such a lock is traumatic.