Another first for Spyderco, they have teamed up with knifemaker Filip De Leeuw from Belgium to create a non-locking friction folder. The blade is crafted from flat ground VG-10 stainless steel, and has an integral lever to deploy the blade while allowing the user to maintain control in the open position. The blade can also be opened via the trademark Round Hole opener. A full G10 handle has been rounded to give a more natural feel in the hand with G10 spacer. Although it comes with no pocket clip attached, there is an attractive open top faux leather pouch with a stainless steel clip for everyday carry.
About Friction Folders: With no lock, friction folders are often frowned upon by users. However, what most people fail to take into account is that with proper use they can be a perfectly fine every day knife. Friction folders rely on a tight pivot to create drag when the knife is opened or closed. Unlike a slip joint there is no spring to close the blade or propel it into the open position, so the user has full control during opening and closing. The extra tension on the pivot combined with a large lever which can be held while cutting, means these knives are relatively safe in knowledgeable hands. If you live in a place where locks are restricted, these types of folders may be one of your only carry options.
|Sheath||Synthetic Leather Pouch w/Clip|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan|