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Spyderco C157GTIP LionSpy Folding Knife 3-5/8" ELMAX Steel Blade, G10 / Titanium Handles

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Part Number: SP157GTIP
Manufacturer: Spyderco Knives
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Description
SP157GTIP: C157GTIP LionSpy
Spyderco
 
Unlike the SR-1's one-piece titanium handle, the LionSpy features a two-piece handle construction that consists of one black G-10 scale and one titanium scale. The titanium scale is precision machined from solid 6AL-4V titanium and serves as the basis of the knife's stout Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.) mechanism. Both scales are CNC machined with a series of grooves perpendicular to the handle's length to enhance its texture and ensure a positive grip. They also feature a refined shape that supports a wider range of grip styles and include a compact pocket clip that supports right-side, tip-up carry. This unique combination of materials and the knife's open-backed design reduce weight and simplify cleaning and maintenance.
To minimize lock wear, the LionSpy's R.I.L. mechanism features a hardened steel insert that interfaces with the ramp on the blade. This ensures that the mating parts have comparable hardnesses and increases both the strength and service life of the knife.

The LionSpy's lock also includes Gianni Pauletta's patented RotoLock device. This titanium disk serves as an overtravel stop for the lock bar, preventing it from being pushed too far when the lock is released. When the knife is open, turning the RotoLock approximately 1/8 turn clockwise wedges the lock bar in place, preventing unintentional release of the lock and ensuring superior stability during hard-use cutting chores. To close the knife, rotate the RotoLock counterclockwise and push the lock bar laterally to unlock the blade.

The blade of the LionSpy is ground from premium Elmax PM 170 steel. A third-generation powdered metallurgy steel from Austria's Bohler-Uddeholm, Elmax boasts high carbon and chromium contents and an extra-fine grain structure that provide extreme edge holding and corrosion resistance. The blade is a sturdy 4.5mm thick, but features a high flat grind and a pronounced "belly" for superior edge geometry and cutting performance. It also proudly wears Spyderco's Trademark Round Hole™ for positive blade deployment, even while wearing gloves.

The LionSpy is a unique collaboration that combines an award-winning design with Spyderco's distinctive style and functionality to yield a truly exceptional hard-use folding knife. We sincerely hope that you are pleased with your choice and that your LionSpy serves you well for many years to come.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 3.625" (92 mm)
  • Cutting Edge: 3.55" (90 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.18" (4.5 mm)
  • Overall Length: 8.43" (214 mm)
  • Closed Length: 4.59" (117 mm)
  • Hole Diameter: 0.59" (15 mm)
  • Blade Steel: Elmax
  • Weight: 5.9 oz. (168 g)
  • Handle Material: G-10 / Titanium
  • Made in Italy

UPC Code: 716104009213

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.
Titanium Handles
Titanium Handles
A nonferrous metal, it's prized for its high strength to weight ratio and is often used on higher end knives.
ELMAX
ELMAX
Extremely fine grained powered metal that strikes the balance between edge holding and corrosion resistance perfectly. Much more likely to get a rolled edge than have a chip develop.
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5 out of 5
Jonathan
lyons, ny
Mar 30, 2014
Pros: Lock Type, Pocket Clip, Blade Sharpness, Blade Material, Handle Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Overall Quality
Cons: Weight, None
Beastly knife
Excellent blade will cut through cardboard then cut a tomato in kitchen. Easy to disassemble to clean, rotolock is a nice effective touch. The short clip lets it ride deep in pocket and doesnt snag on anything. Only 2 cons about knife is no finger choil in blade like a lot of other spydercos', and could use more jimping on spine were thumb rest in open position. Overall this is my new EDC. Spyderco and Lionsteel knocked it out the park with this collaberation.
5 out of 5
Walter
Des Plaines
Jan 23, 2014
Pros: Handle Material, Blade Material, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Ease of Opening, Lock Type
Cons: None
Great Knife
Great Quality good fit and finish.
5 out of 5
Andy
Crest Hill, Il
Nov 09, 2012
Pros: Pocket Clip, Blade Material, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Overall Quality
Cons: None
My new favorite knife
Tough knife, it's a beast.
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