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Spyderco C156GPBN Brad Southard Flipper 3.46" CTS-204P Carpenter Steel Blade, Brown G10 Handle

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Part Number: SP156GPBN
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP156GPBN: C156GPBN Brad Southard Flipper
Spyderco
 
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
  • Flipper Opening Mechanism, Spyderco's First Knife to Use This System
  • Deep Carry Pocket Clip
Specifications
  • 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)
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104009435

Frame Lock
Frame Lock
Developed by Chris Reeve, it functions like a liner lock but the lock is comprised of one of the handle scales. It's an extremely strong and easy to manipulate lock.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
G10 Handles
G10 Handles
Formed in a sheet under high pressure by combining fiberglass and an epoxy resin binder. These handles are lightweight and shaped to ensure a solid grip.
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Per
Sweden
Jul 02, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Material, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: Pocket Clip, None
Not perfect, but very good
I've had this knife since it first came out and I like it a lot. Pros: a lot of blade in a smallish package. Premium steel. Solid lockup. Smooth action. Easy to take apart and put back together. Cons: somewhat impractical pocket clip. Opening hole is not very easy to use. It could be thinner. Nitpicking: lanyard tube rattles a little. After two years there's a slight difference where the stop pin and detent ball engages the blade when closed.
5 out of 5
Rick
Holland, MI
Apr 04, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Lock Type, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Outstanding
You would never know this is a production knife and not a custom. It flips open as if it was an automatic. Smooth and very, very sharp! Texture of handle makes it a solid grip.
5 out of 5
Michael C
Berkeley, CA
Jan 26, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Feels Indestructible!
Easy to use. Excellent grip. Very sharp blade.
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