Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight Folding Knife 2.8" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Gray FRN Handles - C152PGY


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SP152PGY: C152PGY Chaparral Lightweight


Spyderco's Chaparral project is a unique approach to the gentlemen's folding knife genre. Named after a plant native to the Western U.S. that is known for its extreme resilience, the Chaparral series uses a single design format to showcase a variety of distinctive handle materials and texture patterns.

All Chaparral models share the same core features. They are exceptionally thin to minimize their weight and make them very convenient to carry—even when wearing a suit. Their leaf-shaped PlainEdge blades are full-flat ground from American-made CTS-XHP stainless steel and handsomely satin finished for near-effortless cutting performance. The blades also include a fully accessible Trademark Round Hole for easy one or two-handed opening that, together with a sturdy lockback mechanism and reversible wire clip make all Chaparrals completely symmetrical and their operation fully ambidextrous.

Where Chaparral models show their individuality is in their handles. The first member of the family, released in 2011, featured skeletonized full stainless steel liners and subtly textured carbon fiber scales. It was followed in 2012 by the Chaparral Titanium, which boasted solid titanium scales precision machined with an intricate geometric pattern. Continuing the titanium theme were the Stepped Titanium and Blue Stepped Titanium models, released in 2013 and 2014, respectively. Both feature an incredibly detailed "stepped" pattern machined into both scales. Composed entirely of straight lines, this amazing design creates the illusion of curves and detailed geometric shapes. In the Blue Stepped version, the scales are anodized a brilliant shade of blue partway through the machining process to create a spectacular contrast of alternating blue and silver surfaces. Earlier this year, Spyderco rounded out the Chaparral family with a version featuring scales made from Raffir—a composite material made with fine layers of crinkled metal mesh encapsulated in a translucent epoxy resin.

Although Spyderco is admittedly proud of the Chaparral family and the variety and pride of ownership it offers, they still felt there was something missing—a lightweight, affordable, user-oriented expression of the Chaparral spirit optimized for everyday carry. To fill that void, they created the Chaparral Lightweight.

The Chaparral Lightweight offers the same refined design theme, functionality, and cutting performance as its brothers, but with a simple, reliable and affordable injection-molded handle. Its tough gray fiberglass-reinforced-nylon (FRN) handle reduces its weight to a scant 2.1 ounces—22% lighter than its titanium-handled counterparts. At the same time, its molded construction allows it to incorporate a style of Spyderco's high-traction Bi-Directional Texturing pattern. Despite its slim profile and light weight, this version of the Chaparral still offers the strength of nested, skeletonized stainless steel liners and a stainless steel backspacer. They ensure excellent structural strength and the precise alignment of all key components.

Like the other versions of the Chaparral, the Lightweight has a mid-positioned lockback mechanism that locks the blade securely open and allows for safe, easy one-handed closing. Its 50/50 index-finger choil straddles the juncture of the blade and handle to provide a solid purchase for a forward, "choked-up" grip. Despite the knife's compact size, this feature allows even larger hands a full, four fingered grip. Matching "jimping" (grooves) on the choil and thumb ramp offer additional texture for even greater control during precise cutting tasks. A reversible deep-pocket wire clip attached to the butt end of the handle supports left or right-side tip-up carry and keeps this remarkable knife discreetly poised for instant access.

The Chaparral Lightweight proudly upholds the traditional values of the Chaparral family, offering the same convenience, reliability, and high-performance as its brothers, but at a fraction of the price.


  • Blade Length: 2.8"
  • Closed Length: 3.6"
  • Overall Length: 6.4"
  • Cutting Edge: 2.35"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.077"
  • Blade Material: CTS-XHP
  • Blade Style: Drop Point
  • Blade Grind: Full Flat
  • Blade Finish: Satin
  • Blade Edge: Plain
  • Handle Material: Gray FRN
  • Locking Mechanism: Lockback
  • Pocket Clip: Tip-Up, Left/Right Carry
  • Model Number: C152PGY
  • Model Name: Chaparral Lightweight
  • Weight: 2.0 oz.
  • Made in Taiwan

UPC Code: 716104012275

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Spyderco Knives, Spyderco Chaparral Folding Knives Series, CTS-XHP Blade Steel, Synthetic Handle Material, Folding Knives, Folding Knives Lockbacks

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Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight Folding Knife 2.8" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Gray FRN Handlesrated 4.364 stars out of 5 (11 reviews)
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Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight Folding Knife 2.8" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Gray FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Jun 16, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Handle Feel, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Lock Ease of Use, Blade Material
Cons: None
Best folder under $100. Bar none
I've owned this knife this it was released. Having wanted a Chaparral for a while, but the prices for the Ti, stepped etc were insanely high in my opinion. One of the smartest things Spyderco has done was to put out this LW version. This design, super thin for the pocket, with good ergos, with Spyderco's highly underrated bi-diectional scales, and add with it CTS-XHP blade steel. ALL for under $100!! With all said above, it's arguably the perfect EDC knife that gets A Lot if pocket time, deservedly - and it has some very solid contenders.To conclude, the LW Chaparral is a no brainer, particularly at it's price point.
Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight Folding Knife 2.8" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Gray FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
Little Rock, AR
Jun 16, 2020
Pros: Blade Material, Overall Quality, Handle Feel, Weight, Handle Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: None
Very sweet
I absolutely love the Chaparral. It is slim and lightweight yet handles my needs perfectly. I like the lightweight in my daily carry and the slim profile in my dress mode. It came crazy sharp allowing me to cut anything ... cardboard, labels, string, rope (seldom) ...anything I have put the edge to has succumbed to that razor sharpness. I typically do not use a pocket clip, but this one is comfy and easy. I agree that the lock is stiff but I happen to like that. I was born with a thumb that can double as a pry bar :) Great job Spyderco and KC.
Spyderco Chaparral Lightweight Folding Knife 2.8" CTS-XHP Satin Plain Blade, Gray FRN Handles
rated 5 stars out of 5
May 11, 2020
Pros: Blade Sharpness, Handle Material, Overall Quality, Pocket Clip, Ease of Opening, Weight, Sheath, Handle Feel, Blade Material
Cons: Lock Type, Lock Ease of Use, None
The Delica Killer
I can't talk about the full line of Chaparral knives as this is my first and only Chaparral. But holy cow is this knife great. A full grain cutting machine with the CTS-XHP blade, the perfect gimping on the top as well as the finger choil. It seems like everything coming out of the Taichung factory is some of Spyderco best knives and this one is no exception. The fit and finish is one example. the Spydey hole is well chamfered. The deep carry wire clip is a favorite and all coming in at just 2 ounces. Let's see. Better blade steel, better clip, less weight and better fit and finish. Bye Bye Delica. You had a nice run while it lasted.
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