Spartan Blades Nymph Integral Frame Mini Slipjoint Folder 1-7/8" S35VN Stonewash Blade, Blue Anodized Titanium Handles - SF2SWBL


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SNSF2SWBL: Nymph Integral Frame Slipjoint
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This small titanium folder is the result of a desire by Spartan Blades to produce a high quality slipjoint folder using as few small moving parts as possible. While attending the 2012 IWA Show in Germany, Spartan spoke with several people who simply couldn't own larger folders due to the restrictions of knives with locks, one handed opening, and long blades. During the show, Mark and Curtis were visiting the Nuremburg Toy Museum and were impressed by some of the very small high-tech mechanisms used to make toys. It was then the idea hit them to make a slipjoint that didn't require several small fine blanked parts, allowing for a more modern look and function than the classic slipjoint. Now they had a great idea but not the full mechanism to make it work.

Later, Spartan met with Les Halpern of Halpern Titanium and explained their idea for a small modern slip joint. He became very excited as he had an idea for a similar knife using what he called "A good idea" for a mechanism. Les did some drawings explaining his idea for eliminating the traditional back spring. Normally, slipjoint blades are held in position by a strong "back spring" which assists them with bias to the open or closed position. Les' idea was to make the frame the spring with the same bias in open or closed position.

This folder eliminates the need for a back spring by using what we call an "Integral Frame Slipjoint", the dorsal side of the frame is cut to work as a spring and holds a pin that creates a bias to close and open. The blade is opened by pushing on the tab on the blade (it is not a flipper tab!) with one hand and pulling with the thumb and forefinger on the triangle cut-out of the opposite side and hand. Additionally, the pin "locks" into the blade when held firmly by the users thumb and forefinger in in position of use but is free to rotate upon release of the frame handle.

WINNER - BLADE 2014 Most Innovative American Made Knife of the Year
  • Knife Name: Nymph
  • Designer(s): Spartan Blades / Halpern
  • Blade Length: 1-7/8"
  • Overall Length: 4-3/4" (Open)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.08" or 51/64"
  • Blade Steel: CPM S35VN Stainless Steel
  • Blade Hardness: 58-60 HRC
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Frame / Clip Material: 6AL-4V Titanium
  • Finish: Stonewashed Blade, Frame & Clip, Blue Anodized
  • Weight: 1.2 oz.
  • Made in USA
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.
Pocket Clip
Pocket Clip Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
S35VN A tougher steel than S30V, it retains the excellent corrosive properties and ability to take an edge, but improves on the ability to hold that edge.
Semi-Custom Semi-Custom or Mid-Tech knives are knives produced by a process in which the designer has more direct--but not complete--involvement; parts of these knives may still have been made by others.
Made in USA
Made in USA This product is USA born and raised.
Spartan Blades Nymph Integral Frame Mini Slipjoint Folder 1-7/8" S35VN Stonewash Blade, Blue Anodized Titanium Handlesrated 4.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Spartan Blades Nymph Integral Frame Mini Slipjoint Folder 1-7/8" S35VN Stonewash Blade, Blue Anodized Titanium Handles
rated 4 stars out of 5
Aug 17, 2014
Pros: Blade Material, Blade Sharpness, Handle Feel, Weight, Lock Ease of Use
Cons: None
Neat little knife
I am getting tired of all the same old ti-frame locks on the market today and wanted to try something different. This folder is something different.One of the first of a new breed of slip joints, this design is an overdue update whichworks very well.The f&f is pretty good except that the blade grind, secondary bevel, is a bit uneven at the beginning of the belly. Not a deal killer by any means though.Very cool little folder.


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