The Toro is the Kizer production version of Matt Diskin’s Volcan Flipper custom.
The Toro features a 3D machined titanium handle with nicely flowing grooves and long back spacer. A hole for a lanyard is nicely integrated in the back spacer. The pretty unique pocket clip can be positioned left or right side of the handle (tip-up only).
The blade is made of premium S35VN and features a false edge on the spine. It has a flat grind and stonewash finish. The S35VN was designed specifically for use in cutting tools. It has excellent edge retention and corrosion resistance.
Opening the knife is fast and easy with the flipper. Ceramic ball bearings and a ceramic detend ball ensure smooth blade action. The Toro features the same “double detent” like Matt’s custom and mid-tech Volcan flippers. So besides the standard detent in the lockbar there is an additional detent on the other side of the blade in the front scale.
The Toro is in almost all aspects identical to the custom / mid-tech Volcan flipper except for the blade steel (S35VN v.s. M390 for the Volcan) and the design of the pocket clip. The main difference being the pice tag that is only a fraction of the price of the custom and mid-tech Volcan.
Specs Kizer Toro
Design: Matt Diskin
Length open: 224 mm
Blade length: 101 mm
Blade thickness: 4.5 mm
Blade steel: CPM S35VN
Hardness: 58-60 HRC
Handle: 6AL4V titanium
Handle thickness: 13 mm (without pocketclip)
Lock: frame lock with steel insert
Pocketclip: titanium, right and left, tip-up only.
Weight: 167 gram