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Spyderco C01GPGR Worker Folding Knife 2.6" VG10 Plain Blade, Green G10 Handles, Sprint Run

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Part Number: SP01GPGR
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP01GPGR: C01GPGR Worker Sprint Run
Spyderco
 
Several times per year, Spyderco manufactures a limited number of knives not found in their regular product line. These batches are known as Sprint Runs and we love them at the KnifeCenter. The runs are limited in number and will not be reordered or available again once sold out. This special model revisits Spyderco’s first model, the Worker, now with a VG-10 blade and Green G10 handle.

True to its name, the Worker model delivers exceptional quality to meet a variety of everyday needs. The distinctive modified clip-point blade has an extremely fine tip for intricate slicing and trimming. When the knife is opened only slightly, the sharpened false edge can be used to cut items such as string or tape. The hole promotes convenient opening with one hand, and the lockback mechanism is situated higher on the G10 handle to facilitate easy one-hand closing. A great classic style with a very low profile, the original CLIPIT, reintroduced, continues to serve as a functional pocket tool. 1500 piece Sprint Run.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 2.6" (66 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 2.5" (64 mm)
  • Length Overall: 6.5" (165 mm)
  • Length Closed: 4" (102 mm)
  • Blade Steel: VG-10
  • Handle Material: Green G10
  • Weight: 2 oz.
  • Made in Japan
Lockback
Lockback
The original locking mechanism. It can be found mid spine or at the bottom of the handle, and it provides tight lockup that will wear well.
VG10 Stainless Steel
VG10 Stainless Steel
This Japanese super-steel is known for it's ease of sharpening, ability to take a super fine edge, and outstanding corrosion resistance making it one of the best bang-for-buck steels on the market.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
Made in Japan
Made in Japan
The exotic steel Capital of the World, Japan produces and innovates some of the best products, from pocket to kitchen knives and everything in between.
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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Johnksa
DFW Area
Oct 15, 2014
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: Handle Material, None
A worthy successor to the original Worker
I've been carrying an original Spyderco Worker for many years as my everyday carry knife. I find the blade design to be very useful and haven't found another knife design I like better. So I jumped on this opportunity to buy a spare when it became available. The Sprint Run Worker is very similar to the original Worker with a few exceptions. The G10 scales are different from the solid stainless steel scales on the original Worker. They are very grippy and attractive, but the rough texture can be a problem when using the clip because it creates a lot of friction and makes clipping and unclipping the knife very difficult. In addition, it causes significant clothing wear. The knife is a little lighter than the original Worker due to the G10 scales, however it's not as light as one might expect because there are fairly thick stainless steel liners behind the G10 scales. The old Worker allowed only tip-down carry, right hand side. This knife is designed so the clip can be moved to select for tip-up or tip-down, right or left hand carry. The only downside is that there aren't filler screws for the holes that aren't used. The result is that, since you can only use 3 of the 12 holes at any given time, the other 9 are simply empty holes. There's not a significant functional problem with that, but it's something that might bother some people. I really like the option for tip-up carry since it protects the hinge of the knife and keeps grit from getting into the hinge when working in dirty conditions. The lock release has a cutout that's supposed to make it less likely that the lock will be released accidentally while gripping the knife firmly. That's a change from the original Worker. It doesn't affect normal operation as far as I can tell and if it prevents inadvertent unlocking, I guess it's a benefit. The only other complaint I have is one that I have with all Sypderco knives. The opening hole in the blade is not beveled or smoothed. Before the knife can be used, the edges of the hole need to be worked on or it will tear up your thumbnail in the course of opening the knife. I expect that on normal Sypderco knives, but I really thought that Sypderco might do the extra work to break the edges on the opening hole on this knife since it's a limited edition knife with a fairly high price tag. No such luck. Great knife, great quality. Expect to do some modification to the grips if you intend to use this knife as a pocket-clip knife and also realize that you'll need to break the sharp edges on the opening hole to make the knife user-friendly.
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