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Spyderco Domino Flipper Knife 3.13" CTS-XHP Blade, Red Weave Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles - C172CFRDTIP


MSRP* : $339.95 | You Save* : $120.00 (35%)
Part #: SP172CFRDTIP | Spyderco Knives
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SP172CFRDTIP: Domino Red Weave
Here at KnifeCenter, we believe that the Domino is a great pattern from Spyderco, and it uses high-tech, high-performance materials without requiring a high price to boot! This version features a colorful red weave carbon fiber handle front. The frame lock back of handle continues to be titanium!
One of Spyderco's guiding principles is "No more than necessary; no less than perfect." The Domino folding knife is a shining example of this concept, combining an understated, but highly efficient "flipper" with the advanced ergonomics and high-performance cutting capability that make Spyderco knives unique. Designed by Eric Glesser, this performance-driven knife is Spyderco's second model to feature a flipper (the first was the Southard Folder). Originally developed by custom knifemaker Kit Carson, a flipper is a small integral tab that extends from the edge side of the blade's tang. When the knife is closed, it protrudes slightly from the back of the handle, where a slight pull of the index finger provides leverage to overcome the blade detent and rotate the blade into the open position.

The Domino's flipper is a minimalist design that does not interfere with the knife's refined ergonomics or prevent it from being opened via the blade's Trademark Round Hole. It is perfectly positioned to offer optimal leverage and is supported by special ball-bearing washers in the pivot that reduce friction to guarantee a smooth, reliable opening. In the open position, the flipper practically disappears into the grip-friendly contours of the handle.

Precision machined from CTS XHP stainless steel, the Domino's blade features a full-flat grind for superior edge geometry and a distal taper that ensures an acute point. It is mated to a handle that consists of a solid titanium scale on one side and a titanium liner and red weave carbon fiber scale on the other. The solid titanium scale forms the foundation of the Domino's sturdy Reeve Integral Lock (R.I.L.), which features a hardened steel interface that ensures a long service life and doubles as an overtravel stop for the lock. On the other side of the handle, the red weave carbon fiber scale boasts an intricate geometric pattern that is both visually stunning and provides an enhanced grip texture.

Designed to be carried and used, the Domino has a slim, pocket-friendly profile and an open-backed construction that reduces weight and allows easy cleaning. The Domino also boasts a four-position pocket clip—a unique feature for a flipper-style knife—that allows tip-up or tip-down carry on both the left and right sides of the body. Its long textured thumb ramp and forefinger choil (finger groove) comfortably support a wide range of grip options and ensure positive control during use. The Domino is a vivid reflection of Spyderco's design philosophy that integrates all the defining characteristics of their approach to knifemaking into a uniquely functional cutting tool. We're confident that you'll be as excited about it as we are.
  • Closed: 4.55" (116 mm)
  • Overall: 7.68" (195 mm)
  • Blade: 3.13" (80 mm)
  • Edge: 2.94" (75 mm)
  • Blade Thickness: 0.118" (3 mm)
  • Blade Steel: CTS XHP
  • Grind: Full-Flat
  • Handle Material: Red Weave Carbon Fiber with Titanium Back
  • Weight: 4.1 oz. (116 g)
  • Made in Taiwan
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.
Carbon Fiber Handles
Carbon Fiber Handles
Very strong and lightweight material. Provides an upscale and modern feel.
Spyderco Domino Flipper Knife 3.13" CTS-XHP Blade, Red Weave Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles4.200 (5 reviews)
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Spyderco Domino Flipper Knife 3.13" CTS-XHP Blade, Red Weave Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
4 out of 5
New York
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Material, Blade Sharpness
Cons: Lock Type, None
Had doubts.....
About the knifes quality compared to some other flippers (ZT, Hinderer, etc) it felt cheap in the hand at first. After a little time it has grown on me, smooth action, probably faster than any of my other flippers. Blade is super sharp with perfect centering. If you're look for an ultra light decent sized flipper this might fit the bill. Lock seems a little under built, but gets the job done.
Spyderco Domino Flipper Knife 3.13" CTS-XHP Blade, Red Weave Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
4 out of 5
Nine Mile Falls, WaSpokane, Wa
Pros: Overall Quality, Blade Sharpness, Lock Ease of Use, Handle Feel, Handle Material, Lock Type
Cons: None
Nice Knife
I purchased this to have a nice looking but useful pocket knife that could be carried with me on a daily basis.It is unique in that this is the first Spyderco with a flipper and the custome red carbon fiber liner is very attractive. It is well made, balanced and has just the right amount of heft.I initially thought is might be to big but it turns out it is just the right size to carry in a pants pocket and as a added bonus it does not look like anyone else's knife.A nice all purpose knife
Spyderco Domino Flipper Knife 3.13" CTS-XHP Blade, Red Weave Carbon Fiber and Titanium Handles
3 out of 5
Pros: None
Cons: Overall Quality
Smashed box
Knife is good, the silver weave on top has Strings dangling and the box came smashed, a little disappointing for something I spent so much on and waited so long for.
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