Kizer Knives has proven time and again that the relatively new company is no joke.

The Kizer Ki404B1 is evidence that a solid framelock flipper with quality steel is still attainable at a reasonable price range.

Take one look at the blade and you’ll know exactly what we’re talking about. The 4.09-inch blade is made from quality VG-10 stainless steel, which is popular steel with solid edge retention, good corrosion resistance, and exceptional durability. It’s the kind of steel you’d want on your EDC.

And that’s just the steel. The blade features a drop point profile for maximum versatility and a swedge that allows for better piercing. Moderate jimping extending from the handle to the spine gives the user even more control for finer tasks.

While the blade boasts dual thumb studs, a flipper mechanism engages the knife quickly and smoothly.

Titanium framelock flippers can often feel cold and utilitarian but not this knife. On one side of the handle is a black G-10 scale that’s been milled to provide more grip. On the other is an anodized piece of 6AL4V titanium that can give off the sheen of a rainbow.

Rounding out this EDC is a tip up or tip down pocket clip and a lanyard hole.