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Southard G-10 Handle Folding Blade Knife - Earth-Brown

Price: $336.26
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Description

Brad Southard is an amazingly talented custom knifemaker who specializes in high-performance folder designs. His first collaboration with Spyderco features a ”flipper”-a novel blade-opening device that was pioneered by custom knifemaker Kit Carson. A flipper consists of a small lever that extends from the base of the Southard's CTS-204P hollow-ground blade and protrudes from the back of the knife's handle when closed. Pulling on it with your index finger creates a tension against the detent mechanism that holds the blade closed. When the detent is overcome, the blade rotates on a special captive ball-bearing pivot system and snaps authoritatively into the open position.

The Southard's handle combines a textured Earth-brown G-10 scale and thick titanium liner on one side with a solid titanium scale on the other. The titanium scale forms the foundation of the knife's sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism and features a small inlaid G-10 panel that acts as an overtravel stop when releasing the lock mechanism. It is also home to the knife's matching stainless steel clip, which supports right-side tip-up carry.

Offering an amazing synthesis of ergonomics, functionality, and state-of-the-art materials, the Southard is one of the most advanced Spyderco folders ever produced.

Features

  • Blade Length: 3.46” (88 mm)
  • Overall Length: 7.96” (202 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.50” (114 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.157” (4 mm)
  • Blade Material: CTS-204P Carpenter Steel
  • Handle Material: Textured Brown G10
  • Locking Mechanism: Titanium Frame Lock
  • Skeletonized Liner
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. (116 g)