Spyderco C156GPBN Brad Southard Flipper 3.46" CTS-204P Carpenter Steel Blade, Brown G10 Handle
SP156GPBN: C156GPBN Brad Southard Flipper
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.
- Flipper Opening Mechanism, Spyderco's First Knife to Use This System
- Deep Carry Pocket Clip
- 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
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.
Includes a pocket clip for easy accessibility and a more secure carry.
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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