The blade can be deployed via the ambidextrous thumb stud or the flipper feature, which has a very smooth, quick action. Length is just over three inches. Blades are manufactured from S35VN stainless steel, and are available in two styles, drop-point or a tanto radian recurve. I’m a big fan of the stone-wash finish on this line.
Rugiada is the Italian word for dew, which ably explains the dappled handle on these pieces. The machined, hand-finished titanium has a pleasing textured pattern that lends the knife an excellent grip. The shape of the handle feels very comfortable to hold, with the large choil and light jimping on the spine lending good control when you really need to bear down. A frame lock keeps the blade firmly in place when extended. The handle comes in silver, as well as a blue, adonized titanium.
The titanium pocket clip is a little on the tight side, which makes it somewhat cumbersome to clip on, but also means it won’t be jostling around on you. The slim profile makes carrying very comfortable.
Overall, the Rugiada and Seppia Flippers from Kizer Cutlery represent a solid pick for an everyday carry blade with a little extra aesthetic appeal. To learn more about these knives, click here. To see our entire inventory visit knifecenter.com