Kizer ShoalIf you look only at the topography, a shoal resembles a reef – a series of ridges that are underwater. Designed by Kim Ning, the overall appearance of the Kizer Shoal looks like they’ve taken the topography of a reef, miniaturized it and turned it into a knife handle. Thus, the design achieves its apparent goal – an underwater snapshot of a shoal. This knife doesn’t just look good. It’s also a high quality knife.

Our favorite part of the Shoal is the 3D titanium handle. The ridges and contouring give it a fantastic feel and amazing look. The contrasting pivots and hardware on the A1 model are simply outstanding.

The Kizer Shoal features a 3.5” S35VN modified tanto with nice jimping on the spine. The ball-bearing pivot system ensures a reliably smooth and fast opening,  and the steel bar reinforced framelock keeps it locked open. There’s also an ambidextrous, tip-up pocket clip.

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Kizer ShoalKizer Shoal Details

  • S35VN Satin Finish
  • 3.57” Modified Tanto
  • 6AL4V Titanium Handle
  • Framelock
  • Flipper
  • Ambidextrous Tip-Up Pocket Clip
  • 5.89” Closed
  • 9.46” Overall

The Kizer Shoal would be an excellent addition to any EDC rotation. If you’re interested in this knife, click any link in the article or simply click the button below.

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